The Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances IFR is now available… http://bit.ly/d1s033
This will create a larger incentive for psychiatrists to begin to adopt e-prescribing systems in the Mental Health field. This has been one of the most difficult parts of fully implementing e-prescribing for CMH physicians.
Yesterday (3/24) the Office of the Federal Register made available for public inspection an Interim Final Rule with Request for Comments from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Department of Justice on Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances. The Interim Final Rule specifies the rules that health care providers will need to follow in order to electronically prescribe controlled substances in accordance with the law. Since DEA published the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for electronic prescribing of controlled substance, ONC, CMS, AHRQ and other HHS staff have worked closely with DEA to develop the policies in the Interim Final Rule. The Interim Final Rule is expected to be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, March 31 and will include a 60 day comment period.
To view the Interim Final Rules CLICK HERE
Afia’s Booth at National Council 2010 http://bit.ly/dAGdHO
We are happy to announce our new online Afia Vendor Selection Tool. This program will help your organization to determine the best Electronic Health Records, Practice Management systems, Disease Management systems, or ePrescribing modules to fit your workflow. Contact us today to find out how the Afia Vendor Selection Tool can help your organization.
Come visit the Afia booth at the National Council Conference… http://bit.ly/bCWeJu
Afia has its own booth this year, right behind the YouTube booth. Come talk to Matt or Jeremy to see how Afia can help your organization create an effective long term IT strategy, select the right EHR vendor and system, or provide long term support and management for your technology.