In recent years, drug overdoses have become a leading cause of death in the United States, surpassing deaths caused by gunshots or suicide, and second only to motor vehicle fatalities. In New York alone, the number of drug overdose deaths – a majority of which are from prescription drugs – has increased by 56% since 1999.
I-STOP (Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing) was passed by the New York State legislature to help combat the rising rates of prescription drug abuse in New York. The law requires that all New York state providers electronically prescribe both legend and controlled drug prescriptions by March 27, 2016.
DrFirst and MSSNY have partnered to bring MSSNY members the industry’s leading e-prescribing solution at a special discounted price. Read more in the DrFirst/MSSNY joint press release. With DrFirst’s Rcopia® and EPCS GoldSM 2.0, MSSNY members can improve patient safety, comply with I-STOP, and prescribe legend and controlled drugs in a single, web-based workflow.
Below you will find a number of resources designed to support MSSNY members. If you prefer to speak to a DrFirst e-prescribing expert today, call us at 866-980-0553.
The deadline is upon us – are you ready to comply?
Complete the form below to view the latest webinar on I STOP and e-prescribing, hosted by DrFirst for members of the Medical Society of the State of New York. Our e–prescribing expert provides a demo of Rcopia®, DrFirst’s award-winning e-prescribing platform, and you will see how easy it is to also e-prescribe controlled substances with EPCS Gold℠.
The I-STOP mandate deadline is March 27, 2016.
Download our infographic, “NY I-STOP: Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse with Technology,” which illustrates that New York’s healthcare IT software vendor community is moving quickly to enable providers, practices, hospitals and extended care facilities with e-prescribing capabilities for both legend drugs (eRx) and controlled substance e-prescribing (EPCS) in advance of the I-STOP deadline of March 27, 2016.
Download the product overview to learn more about Rcopia and EPCS Gold 2.0, DrFirst’s e-prescribing solution for legend and controlled drugs.
Learn how to comply with I-STOP, including what you need to do to register with the New York PMP, and how to meet the e-prescribing requirement.
As the industry leader in e-prescribing for legend and controlled drugs, DrFirst has solutions to help your practice or hospital deploy your providers.
Rcopia and EPCS Gold combine legend and controlled drug prescribing in a single workflow to help providers comply with I-STOP. To purchase an annual license to web-based Rcopia and EPCS Gold for each prescriber in your practice, enter the number of prescribers below and select optional add-ons designed to help make your practice even more efficient.
One-year license for web-based Rcopia and EPCS Gold includes: