I-STOP: What You Need To Know

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.

As the industry leader in e-prescribing for both legend and controlled drugs, DrFirst has first-hand insight into the what New York providers need to know to comply with I-STOP.

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Enabling E-Prescribing In Your Practice with Rcopia® and EPCS Gold from DrFirst

Download our presentation on Enabling E-Prescribing In Your Practice with Rcopia® and EPCS Gold℠ from DrFirst.  Built in collaboration with CVS Health, this document includes everything you need to know about the systems and steps for setting up e-prescribing.  You will learn:

  • The Benefits of E-Medication Management
  • What the DEA Requires for Controlled Substance E-prescribing
  • How to Register Your Software with New York state
  • How to Begin E-Prescribing


I-STOP Infographic

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.

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I-STOP Fact Sheet

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.


I-STOP Solutions Overview

As the industry leader in e-prescribing for legend and controlled drugs, DrFirst has solutions to help your practice or hospital deploy your providers.


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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:

  • Patient medication history data
  • Current formulary information
  • Drug-drug/drug-allergy alerts
  • Pharmacy database
  • Identity-proofing in compliance with DEA Interim Final Rule and NIST
  • EPCS soft token (for use on a smart phone or internet browser)
  • 24/7/365 telephone and email support
  • Basic training session

x $799 annually

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Make the most of Rcopia and EPCS by importing your current patient demographic data from your existing practice management system.
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Purchase a one-hour dedicated training session to enhance the training materials that are included with your EPCS Gold license. This training session is conducted over the phone and internet and is scheduled at time that is convenient for you and your staff.
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Prepare for I-STOP. Request a Demo Today.

Talk to an e-prescribing expert to learn how Rcopia and EPCS Gold 2.0 can help you become compliant with I-STOP before the March 27th deadline.

Thank you for requesting more information about our legend and controlled substance e-prescribing solutions for I-STOP. We’ll be in contact with you shortly. If you would like to reach us in the meantime, call (866) 263-6511.