ePrescribing

NCPDP Action Group Focused on Biologics and Biosimilars

By Brian Bamberger, Practice Lead, Life Sciences Biologics and biosimilars are starting to burst into the American market. Biosimilars are expected to quickly become mainstream in the near future because …

Recent Regulations Continue Promotion of ePrescribing

By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant The federal government continues to keep its foot on the gas to further the adoption and effectiveness of electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) through the rulemaking process.  …

Biosimilars 101: Considerations for Health IT and Other Stakeholders

By Tony Schueth Biosimilars now are being introduced in the United States and are expected to rapidly become lower-cost, mainstream treatments for a range of chronic diseases, including cancer, rheumatoid …

How Will I-STOP Affect Specialty Prescribing?

By Tony Schueth New York’s I-STOP (Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act) went into effect on March 27.  The law requires that New York physicians use electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) for …

There’s No Stopping I-STOP

By Tony Schueth As the Point-of-Care Partners (POCP) team travels the country for conferences and client engagements, we often get asked about New York’s I-STOP (Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing …

Extraneous ePrescription Notes: Best Addressed by the Sender

By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant A study was published recently in the JAMA (link here) titled, “Analysis of Prescribers’ Notes in Electronic Prescriptions in Ambulatory Practice.” The study found a …

Massachusetts’ New Law to Combat Opioid Deaths Could Affect EHR and Pharmacy Systems

By Connie Sinclair, Director, Regulatory Resource Center Massachusetts recently enacted comprehensive legislation to help combat opioid abuse deaths, which have reached crisis proportions in the Bay State and around the …

I-STOP? Maybe not.

 By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant When passed in 2013, NY’s I-STOP legislation was touted as a bellwether for patient safety, EHR adoption and interoperability. The law requires prescribers, effective August, …

I-STOP Legislation “Hall Pass” Given to New York Health Care Community

By Poojah Babbrah, Practice Lead, PBM Services Providers, pharmacies and technology vendors in the state of New York are breathing a collective sigh of relief.  This afternoon, Governor Cuomo signed …

ePrescribing Requires Continued Industry Focus; More AzHeC-Like Initiatives Needed

By Tony Schueth, CEO & Managing Partner ePrescribing has become an integral component of healthcare delivery and the preferred method of prescribing non-controlled medications.  Last year,  58% of eligible non-controlled prescription …