A blueprint for EPCS success: Achieving full DEA compliance while ensuring workflow efficiency

May 9th, 2018 1:00PM ET

Like many healthcare organizations, Hartford HealthCare was dealing with the inefficiencies that came with prescribing controlled substances on paper. In June 2017, as Hartford HealthCare considered possible options for improving its prescribing workflows, the state of Connecticut passed a new law that would deliver a solution—mandatory electronic prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS). 

Moving to EPCS would ultimately deliver a single, electronic prescribing workflow for all medications and address the challenges of paper prescriptions. However, the DEA requirements for EPCS are unique and complex, and rolling out a fully compliant EPCS solution across a large organization is daunting. 

One of the key decisions Hartford HealthCare made was to select a technology that could not only meet the two-factor authentication requirement for EPCS, but also ensure full compliance with the DEA requirements to establish a secure, auditable chain of trust. By doing so, Hartford HealthCare was able to:
  • Improve workflow efficiency, increase provider and patient satisfaction, and decrease the risk of drug diversion and fraud
  • Enable swift EPCS adoption through a comprehensive solution that delivered a fast, secure e-prescribing workflow for providers
  • Implement a full-scale EPCS solution well ahead of state-imposed deadline
Register for this webinar to learn how to achieve EPCS success with DEA compliance while ensuring workflow efficiency.

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Spencer G. Erman, MD, FAAFM
Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Hartford HealthCare

Dr. Spencer Erman is a VP and Chief Medical Informatics Officer of Hartford HealthCare, a Clinically Integrated Healthcare System in Connecticut.  A graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he completed a residency and fellowship in  Family Medicine, which he practiced the full spectrum for more than 30 years in the Denver, CO, and Connecticut areas.  He has transitioned his career into clinical informatics with advanced training and certification from OHSU.  Dr. Erman has progressed through the ranks, first as Chairman of the Advisory Board, then CMIO for Ambulatory Care, and now CMIO for the healthcare system, where he works with a talented team serving as the bridge between the clinical and technical components of healthcare delivery.

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