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Press Release
January 20th, 2015

Duo Security Helps Healthcare Providers Meet E-Prescription Requirements

Duo Security, a leading authentication provider, added Epic Systems' electronic health record (EHR) software to its list of applications natively supported by two-factor authentication.

Duo provides strong authentication, advanced security controls and policies, as well as real-time visibility and reporting tools to help healthcare organizations protect access to sensitive information.

With its new Epic integration, Duo assists healthcare organizations required to comply with the Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) standards, a regulatory measure established in 2010 by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

EPCS mandates a number of security controls, including two-factor authentication, for healthcare providers to securely prescribe controlled substances electronically.

Recently, most states have made e-prescription services mandatory, including the state of New York. Rochester General is one of the first customers using Duo Authentication for Epic to meet the U.S. federal requirements outlined in the DEA’s EPCS Interim Final Rule.

“Two-factor authentication was daunting to adopt across a large organization like ours,” says Dr. Robert Biernbaum, Chief Medical Information Officer at Rochester Regional Health System. “We've been beta testing Duo with Epic over the past month, and we've been impressed with the speed of deployment and ease of use.”

Learn more about Duo’s authentication service and the Epic integration at

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Sally Lanier, PR Manager
Duo Security