Premium Content Preview | The Evolving EPCS Landscape: A Prescription for Stopping Opioid Abuse

April 4, 2016

This new industry briefing from DrFirst highlights trends and advances with electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), and reveals that retail pharmacies have adopted EPCS technology at a swift pace, while providers lag far behind. While the majority of U.S. pharmacies are EPCS enabled, only about six percent of prescribers nationwide have this ability-despite the fact that roughly 90 percent of EHRs are EPCS-enabled. It also shows how prescribers in New York are scrambling to comply with the state’s new EPCS mandate.

 

This new industry briefing from DrFirst highlights trends and advances with electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), and reveals that retail pharmacies have adopted EPCS technology at a swift pace, while providers lag far behind. While the majority of U.S. pharmacies are EPCS enabled, only about six percent of prescribers nationwide have this ability-despite the fact that roughly 90 percent of EHRs are EPCS-enabled. It also shows how prescribers in New York are scrambling to comply with the state’s new EPCS mandate.

 

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