Practice Fusion’s certified e-prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS) feature is available in Maryland to help appropriately credentialed providers meet the state’s EPCS mandate.
Practice Fusion’s EPCS system:
- Is Surecript certified for Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (CII-CV)
- Is fully integrated with your EHR and existing e-prescribing workflow
- Offers a streamlined process for identity verification to get you up and running quickly
- Provides Patient-specific Formularies and Drug & Allergy Interaction Checks
- Electronic Prior Authorizations (EPA)
- Comprehensive Reporting Modules
- Meets all DEA and Maryland PDMP requirements.
The Maryland Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (Maryland PDMP) monitors dispensed drugs that contain controlled dangerous substances (CDS). The goal of the PDMP is to assist medical, pharmacy, and public health professionals in the identification and prevention of prescription drug abuse. It also promotes a balanced use of prescription data that preserves the professional practice of healthcare providers and legitimate access to optimal pharmaceutical care. The program is overseen by the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), Behavioral Health Administration (BHA).
CRISP serves as the access point for clinical providers, including prescribers, pharmacists, and other licensed healthcare practitioners for viewing filled CDS prescriptions. All policies on access are regulated by MDH. Integrating CRISP data within an Electronic Health Record (EHR) like Practice Fusion, provides a streamlined clinical workflow for providers. The integration eliminates the need for providers to pull-up the CRISP browser, successfully log-in, then enter their patient’s name and date of birth. Instead, the EHR automatically initiates a patient query, validates the provider’s credentials in CRISP and returns the patient’s prescription record directly within the provider’s EHR. The integration should seamlessly fit into the clinical workflow and allow for real-time or near real-time presentation of CRISP data within the EHR.
To register for the CRISP, visit https://crisphealth.org/services/prescription-drug-monitoring-program-pdmp/pdmp-registration/
e-Prescribing allows a prescriber to use an EHR to:
- Electronically access a patient’s prescription benefit.
- Electronically access a patient’s medication history.
- Electronically route the prescription to the patient’s choice of pharmacy.
e-Prescribing provides the following consumer benefits:
- More accurate prescriptions.
- Improved patient safety.
- Lower healthcare costs for everyone involved.
e-Prescribing provides the following provider benefits:
- Reduction in pharmacy staff time.
- Increase in patient compliance and filled prescriptions.
- Improved relations with patients.
e-Prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) allows a prescriber to:
- e-Prescribe scheduled drugs right from your EHR.
- Use one workflow for all prescriptions.
- Minimize patient wait times at pharmacies.
- Reduce unnecessary office visits.