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How Duo Helps Organizations Meet EPCS Compliance Requirements

E-prescriptions refer to electronic prescription of medications. E-prescriptions help reduce cases of fraud and mistakes. Additionally, patients save time and avoid the hassle of waiting in line at the pharmacy to fill medications.

Given these benefits, healthcare organizations are rapidly deploying e-prescription solutions. However, when issuing certain controlled substances electronically, healthcare organizations need to follow regulations published under the DEA’s Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) rule.

In 2016, New York became the first state to mandate that all physicians prescribe electronically, and enforce requirements with fines, jail time, or both, for non-compliance. We expect other states to start using similar enforcement mechanisms to mandate electronic prescription of medications soon.

How Duo Helps Meet EPCS Requirements

Duo Push A key requirement of EPCS requires doctors to validate their identity with two-factor authentication before issuing prescriptions. Duo’s two-factor authentication solution helps healthcare organizations meet this requirement.

Duo’s authentication methods were reviewed by Drummond Group, a DEA accredited security auditor, to meet EPCS requirements.

Today, 90% of end-users use Duo Push, a one-tap authentication method, to get access to applications. Duo Push saves doctors’ time, allowing them to focus on patient care. Duo Push can be used on any personal or IT issued smartphone: Apple, Android, Windows, and Blackberry.

Duo also provides a native integration with electronic health record (EHR) systems such as Epic Hyperspace allowing IT admins to deploy Duo within minutes for e-prescriptions.

To learn more, please get in touch with your Duo sales representative.