Sunday, June 20, 2010

DrFirst: First system:legally e-prescribe controlled substance

On June 3, 2010, DrFirst demoed the first system to legally e-prescribe controlled substance at the AHRQ Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. This is the first public demonstration of enhanced Rcopia e-prescribing technology that utilizes two factor authentication to electronically transmit prescriptions for schedule II-V drugs. Actually there are three factors: password, a cryptokey (USB), and a fax. This particular demo uses a fax document which is then compared to the e-Prescription by the pharmacist.

This system has been under development for two years operating under a waiver from the DEA and funded by a grant from AHRQ.

For more information regarding the system, visit

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