enabled for Electronic Prescription of Controlled
Substances (EPCS) must meet strict U.S. Drug
Enforcement Agency (DEA) requirements.
Applications must be verified by a third-party auditor to follow a DEA mandated process, which includes the verification of digital signatures and certificate validations. These are being performed in compliance with National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) requirements.
On receipt of a digitally signed EPCS message, the digital signature and associated certificate must be validated by the pharmacy.
IdenTrust Healthcare Solutions
IdenTrust solutions fully meet identity
related DEA requirements for pharmacy
IdenTrust cross-certified Device Certificates are ideal for digitally signing incoming EPCS messages. Digital signatures created with IdenTrust certificates can be fully relied upon by U.S. Federal agencies.
- Fully DEA EPCS compliant
- Cross-certified with U.S. Federal Bridge Certification Authority
- Easy application process, similar to SSL certificates
- LOA3 identity proofing
- World-class customer service
The IdenTrust Cloud Validation Service (ICVS) provides pharmacy applications with a simple cloud-based service that performs digital signature and certificate validations in a manner that meets DEA and NIST requirements. Validations are accomplished with a simple web services call.
Application Provider Benefits
Enabling applications for EPCS processing is simple with IdenTrust Healthcare and offers a range of benefits:
- Simplifies and accelerates application development
- Ensures DEA compliance
- Supports Surescripts® EPCS message format
- Proven for EPCS
- Trusted by auditors
- Free IdenTrust EPCS and digital signing expert guidance