- IdenTrust enables ScriptRx software application to link auditable proof of identity to electronic prescriptions for controlled substances.
- IdenTrust digital identities are a key requirement enabling ScriptRx software to meet Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations for Electronic Prescriptions of Controlled Substances (EPCS).
- Combined solution from ScriptRx and IdenTrust is certified to DEA standards by Drummond Group, a leading third-party software testing firm.
SAN FRANCISCO – April 9, 2014 – IdenTrust™, Inc. (part of HID Global®), a worldwide leader in identity solutions, and ScriptRx, Inc., a Florida-based healthcare technology company, today jointly announced that the ScriptRx software application for EPCS has received certification to federally mandated standards by Drummond Group, Inc. IdenTrust digital identities are a key element in the certification, and used by the ScriptRx application and end users to link auditable proof of identity to electronic prescriptions.
E-Prescriptions, when deployed properly, reduce error and improve patient care while increasing the safety and convenience of medication distribution. At the same time, they also present the potential for new forms of fraud, privacy violations and other forms of cybercrime. To combat this, the DEA Interim Final Rule (IFR) creates clear and careful boundaries for their creation and use. Before an application can be used to transmit e-prescriptions for controlled substances, its provider must successfully complete a third-party audit done by an entity such as Drummond Group.
IdenTrust digital identities allow application providers to meet the DEA IFR requirements, and provide a valuable tool for other electronic transactions or activities where proof of identity is necessary. IdenTrust digital identities can secure applications and networks, streamline electronic workflows and provide online fraud protection. The digital identities can also be used to create digital signatures for authentication, encrypt electronic materials and generate electronic signatures that are the legal equivalent of wet ink signatures.
“The IdenTrust experience and expertise in providing identity management for the U.S. Department of Defense, General Services Administration and leading financial institutions was a determining factor in choosing them for our identity solution,” said David Turner, Senior Vice President of Product Development at ScriptRx. “With the potential liability associated with EPCS, we needed to have the utmost confidence working with Drummond Group, and were especially pleased with the IdenTrust attention to the DEA compliance details. By achieving this DEA IFR certification for EPCS, the ScriptRx application is positioned at the forefront of the industry, raising the bar for e-prescription delivery while providing our customers and end users with industry-leading compliance.”
Drummond Group’s EPCS certification process is done using testing that simulates the real environments where software applications are deployed. With years of software testing and certification experience, the vendor-neutral firm is one of the first to implement its certification process, which is approved by the DEA to verify EPCS-specific requirements of prescriber and pharmacy applications in compliance with the DEA IFR for EPCS.
“IdenTrust is a regulated financial entity, so we understand the complexities of compliance,” said Karen Wendel, IdenTrust CEO. “We were confident the ScriptRx EPCS application would pass Drummond Group’s rigorous auditing standards and are delighted to partner with ScriptRx to advance EPCS adoption.”
IdenTrust, part of HID Global, is a leader in trusted identity solutions recognized by financial institutions, government agencies, and businesses around the world. The only bank-developed identity authentication system, IdenTrust™ provides a legally and technologically interoperable environment for authenticating and using identities in more than 175 countries. IdenTrust is a regulated financial institution with examination oversight from the United States Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC”) and by the Federal Reserve. IdenTrust enables end-users to have a single identity that can be used with any bank, any application, and across any network through a series of uniform private contracts that allow interoperability around the globe. IdenTrust is part of HID Global, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.IdenTrust.com.
Founded in 1999, ScriptRx is a certified healthcare software vendor with solutions in emergency departments and urgent care centers from coast to coast. Their products range from prescription writing (ScriptRx Writer™) to electronic discharge process software in hospital emergency departments (ScriptRx Discharge™), to ScriptRx EMR™, and most recently, ScriptRx Practice Suite™, a full spectrum practice management, clinical documentation, and billing system for urgent care, walk-in clinics, and smaller practices. For more information about ScriptRx, please visit: http://www.ScriptRx.com.
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