Practice Fusion’s certified e-prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS) feature is available in Vermont 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 Vermont PDMP requirements.
The Vermont Prescription Monitoring System (VPMS) is a highly effective tool for reducing prescription drug abuse and diversion. VPMS collects, monitors, and analyzes electronically transmitted prescribing and dispensing data submitted by pharmacies and dispensing practitioners. This information is used to support and coordinate clinical care and substance abuse prevention, and to assist in understanding the patterns of controlled substance prescribing and dispensing in Vermont. As state and national reports indicate that the abuse of pharmaceutical drugs is the fastest growing area of use and addiction, VPMS proactively safeguards public health and safety while supporting the legitimate use of controlled substances.
Integrating VPMS 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 VPMS 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 VPMS 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 VPMS data within the EHR.
To register for the VPMS, visit https://Vermont.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.