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 has entered into a purchasing agreement with GNYHA Services to offer its members a leading e-prescribing solution at special discounted pricing. Through DrFirst’s Rcopia® and EPCS GoldSM 2.0 solutions, GNYHA Services members have the opportunity to improve patient safety, comply with I-STOP, and prescribe legend and controlled drugs in a single, web-based workflow.
Below GNYHA Services can find a number of resources related to the DrFirst/GNYHA Services contract. If you prefer to speak to a DrFirst e-prescribing expert today, call us at (888) 648-2891.
DrFirst and GNYHA Services discuss solutions that can help your facility comply with I-STOP in New York as we approach the March 27th deadline. Our Chief Strategic and Privacy Officer, Dr. Tom Sullivan will discuss the I-STOP legislation as well as review Rcopia®, DrFirst’s award-winning e-prescribing platform. You will also see how easy it is to e-prescribe controlled substances with EPCS Gold℠.
Don’t miss your chance to get a head start on I-STOP. Reserve your seat today!*
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.