Dental EMR compliant with DEA’s electronic prescriptions for controlled substances rules
SEATTLE, WA, April 21, 2018 – Dental EMR, the company pioneering a patient-centric revolution in dental practice management, announced today that its software application has completed an Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) audit verifying that it complies with Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) rules and now supports dental e-prescriptions of controlled substances. The audit was performed by the Drummond Group, a global software test and certification body approved by the DEA to audit EPCS applications.
“The EPCS certification enables Dental EMR to deliver trusted dental e-prescriptions EPCS services to its customers through its partnership with DoseSpot, a SureScripts-certified e-prescribing platform,“ said Russell Morley, CEO of Dental EMR. “By providing EPCS services fully integrated into our practice management software, Dental EMR customers can prescribe both controlled and non-controlled substances securely and accurately, reducing risks associated with paper prescriptions.”
Dental EMR customers will now also be ready to prescribe controlled substances in states mandating e-prescribing, a national trend. “Dental EMR is committed to providing dental practices with solutions that are both complete and future facing, and having full dental electronic prescription functionality fully integrated into our comprehensive solution is a huge win for dental practitioners,” added Morley.
About Dental EMR
Founded in 2015, Dental EMR is pioneering patient-centric dental practice management that helps dentists thrive in the new ‘customer centric’ dental market. Dental EMR provides an eponymous cloud-based, fully paperless practice management software system along with training, customer success, website, reputation management, SEO best practices, and other services as a complete solution for small to medium sized dental practices seeking to free up staff time, better use information technology, and reduce their risks so they can focus more on succeeding with their patients — and thrive as a result. For more information, please visit www.dentalemr.com and follow @Dental_EMR.
About Drummond Group
Drummond Group is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Authorized Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com.
Check out this recent article in “Dental Economics” about why your practice should go “cloud”. Here is the link: Web-based Dental Practice Management Software
“Dental EMR” is entirely web-based which means you can securely access your office anytime, anywhere and from any device. By being on the cloud, you’ll never ever again have to worry about backups; or spending money on equipment upgrades, networking, updating your systems, or on IT. In turn, you gets to save lots of money, eliminate headaches, save time and be more productive! It’s quick, fast and easy to take advantage of all the perks of “Dental EMR”! If you want to learn more about how your new or existing office can benefit, set up a FREE consult at https://calendly.com/dentalemr/free-consult and we’ll go over all the ways your new/current office can save money and boost your dental office income.
For those dental practices who store patient charts through a practice management software (that is server-based) or still the old-fashioned way in cabinets, a new rule was passed today in Washington State which requires offices to retain records from 5 years to 6 years. More and more states are requiring longer retention of patient records so it is important for your practice to stay ahead of the curve.
What does this all mean for your dental office that is still using paper charts or using an existing server-based dental practice management software? This new mandate will require you to expand your storage space. But more importantly, if you are using another practice management software tool, then this precipitates to having to purchase bigger storage devices, maintaining larger backups and more liability for keeping records for longer periods. So even as your state may start enforcing longer retention of patient records, the beauty of “Dental EMR” is that since it is uniquely a “cloud-based” system, you won’t have to worry about a thing since we handle all your storage and backups for you at no additional cost. This ultimately saves you time, money and headaches! This is one of many reasons why many dentists feel that “Dental EMR” is worth every penny…
“Dental EMR” has some exciting things in the pipeline for helping dentists in their practice management. Stay tuned!