State EPCS adoption legislation

Electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) continues to gain momentum amongst lawmakers to reduce “doctor shopping” and minimize the risk of altered, stolen or fraudulent prescriptions to help combat America’s opioid and prescription drug abuse epidemic.

New York became the first state to mandate electronic prescribing for all medications – including controlled substances – when its groundbreaking Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP) Act took effect in 2016. Since then, Maine and Virginia have passed similar legislation, and many other states are considering enacting EPCS requirements:

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EPCS mandated by law


EPCS legislation introduced

Meeting DEA compliance and delivering a seamless EPCS workflow with Imprivata Confirm ID™

Imprivata Confirm ID is the fast, secure signing solution for EPCS. It is the most comprehensive platform for provider identity proofing, supervised enrollment of credentials, two factor authentication, and auditing and reporting to help healthcare organizations meet the DEA requirements for EPCS. Imprivata Confirm ID integrates with leading EHRs and e-prescribing applications, and it supports the most complete set of two-factor authentication modalities, including Hands Free Authentication, to make EPCS as fast and convenient as possible for care providers.