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The Intricacies of E-prescribing Controlled Substances

Posted on: June 15th, 2010 by Omar Ahmed No Comments
As you may have noticed, on June 1st the DEA recently made effective the electronic prescribing of controlled substances. This is great news for the entire Health IT industry and OA Systems applauds the DEA for taking these much anticipated steps. This will definitely help overcome one of the major hurdles for e-prescribing. However, because of the complexity of the criteria set forth by the DEA for certification of both prescriber and pharmacy applications, it may take a while before the industry actually sees the electronic transmission of controlled substances.

We at OA Systems are currently exploring what needs to be altered in RxCure, our patented e-prescribing software, in order to allow for the electronic transmission of controlled substances.

Because these changes may take some time, we cannot determine when you will be able to prescribe controlled substances electronically through RxCure. However, we will keep you updated through our communication streams such as our newsletter and blog.

Thank You for your understanding. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

For further information, please see FAQs from the DEA and Surescripts Statement on DEA Interim Final Rule.

Impact of Controlled Substances on E-Prescribing

Posted on: May 17th, 2010 by Hassaan Latif No Comments

A lot of times we come across doctors who are interested in e-prescribing but when they explore the technology in depth to find a comfortable fit, some find out that they are unable to prescribe scheduled drugs through any of the e-prescribing solutions.

Federal and state governments as well as the private sector are investing tens of billions of dollars to push e-prescribing and EHR technologies past the tipping point. With so much momentum building towards e-prescribing and EHR, the DEA will finally allow doctors to prescribe scheduled drugs electronically this summer.

What will this mean for doctors? A lot of practitioners from psychiatrists to pain management doctors will now gush towards embracing e-prescribing which will help the health IT industry move closer to the tipping point.

Controlled Substances Approved for Electronic Prescribing by DEA

Posted on: April 8th, 2010 by Asad Iqbal No Comments

I cannot believe this news!! It took a long time, but the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will finally allow prescribers to send electronic prescriptions for controlled substances.

According to a document released on March 24th entitled Interim Final Rule on Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances, they acknowledge the positive impact this will have on the Health IT industry in terms of providing doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies more flexibility and options when e-prescribing.

It won’t take effect for a couple of months but hey, if we can wait for years, we can afford to wait just a little bit longer.  We here at OA Systems Inc. will have the time to enable RxCure to accommodate this change once it does go into full effect!