Practice Fusion: Using an Electronic Health Record (EHR) to meet New Jersey state mandates for certified e-prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS).
Practice Fusion’s EPCS system:
- Surescripts certified for Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (CII-CV)
- Fully integrated with your EHR and existing e-prescribing workflow
- Offers a streamlined process for fast identity verification
- Provides patient-specific formularies and Drug & Allergy interaction checks
- Automatically receive Electronic Prior Authorizations (ePA) for prescriptions
- Includes comprehensive reporting modules
The New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program (NJPMP) is an important component of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs’ initiative to halt the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs. Established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:1-45 et. seq., the NJPMP is a statewide database that collects prescription data on Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) and Human Growth Hormone (HGH) dispensed in outpatient settings in New Jersey, and by out-of-State pharmacies dispensing into New Jersey.
NJPMP is a controlled substance prescription monitoring system that is designed to a source of information for practitioners and pharmacists to assist them with providing medical and pharmaceutical patient care using controlled substance medications. NJPMP tracks and monitors prescriptions for Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances and other drugs of concern dispensed to NJPMP patients to prevent the abuse, misuse, and diversion of controlled substances. NJPMP also provides an investigative tool for regulatory agencies and authorized law enforcement to identify potential inappropriate use of controlled substance prescription medication. NJPMP is not intended to prevent patients from receiving needed controlled substance medications.
Although the integration between Practice Fusion and the NJPDMP is not yet available, integrating NJPDMP data within an Electronic Health Record (EHR), like Practice Fusion, can help provide a streamlined clinical workflow for providers. An EHR that is integrated with the NJPDMP has the ability to automatically initiate a patient query, validate the provider’s credentials in the NJPDMP, and return the patient’s prescription record directly within the provider’s EHR. The integration would seamlessly fit into the clinical workflow and allow for near real-time presentation of NJPDMP data within the EHR.
To register for the New Jersey PMP, visit https://newJersey.pmpaware.net/identities/new
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.