“Our dentists frequently prescribe medications—and often the prescriptions are for painkillers, which are controlled drugs,” explains Randall Smith, Senior Vice President, Consulting and Support, for BRS Dental. “We are excited to be able to offer our dentists DrFirst’s suite of medication management solutions to upgrade the safety and efficiency of every prescription they write — all from within their dental practice management software.”
Smith continues: “BRS Dental recognizes the importance of supporting dentists with tools that help improve patient safety while increasing practice efficiency and simplifying workflow. DrFirst provides our users with Akario Mail, its secure and HIPAA-compliant email system, to send referrals, x-rays, images, text documents, treatment plans, and even videos to healthcare professionals.”
Adoption of e-prescribing for controlled substancesis on the rise, with nearly half of pharmacies nationwide accepting e-prescriptions for controlled substances. When using EPCS, chances of prescriptions being misread or intentionally changed are minimized, drug shoppers are more easily identified, and providers are alerted to potential drug interaction or drug allergy issues at the point-of-care. In addition, the importance of EPCS is underscored by New York State’s e-prescribing mandate for both controlled and non-controlled substances to begin in March 2015.