Tag: ePrescribing

Opioid Law Creates Mandates for ePrescribing under Medicare Part D

By Tony Schueth, CEO and Managing Partner Changes are coming to electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) under Medicare Part D, as part of sweeping new legislation concerning the opioid epidemic that was …

EHR Vendors: Are You Ready for Standards Changes Coming Soon to ePrescribing?

By Michael Burger, EHR and EDI Practice Lead We’ve seen a flurry of regulatory activity lately from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Among all the requirements, three …

New POCP Report Examines How States are Addressing Opioid Prescribing, A Root Cause of the Epidemic

By Tony Schueth A first-of-its kind report that details how states are fighting the opioid crisis at the prescription level has been developed by Point of Care Partners (POCP). Unlike …

New Rule Strengthens Certification Oversight and Accountability for EHRs

By Chuck Frederick, Senior Consultant The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has issued a rule that strengthens its oversight of certified electronic health records (EHRs) …

The Top 10 Takeaways from the Surescripts 2015 National Progress Report

By Tony Schueth American healthcare continued to use technology at a record-breaking pace in 2015 to prescribe medications and improve patient care, according to Surescripts’ newly released 2015 National Progress …

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.  …

Biosimilar Legislative Trend Means Big Changes for EHRs

By Connie Sinclair, Director, Regulatory Resource Center Biosimilars are starting to enter the market in the United States and are generating interest because of their significant cost-savings potential and patient …

Integrating EHRs and PDMPs: How Vendors Can Get Ahead of the Curve

By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) were created in 2002 as a tool to help address the growing problems of prescription drug abuse and diversion. PDMPs …

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 …