Imprivata Allies with CHA to Secure e-Prescribing of Controlled Substances

By CIOReview | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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LEXINGTON, MA: Imprivata, the healthcare IT security company, has partnered with Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community healthcare systems, to deploy Imprivata Confirm ID to streamline work and secure signing solution for e-prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). 

The solution will increase EPCS workflow and patient satisfaction by managing workflow for all prescription, help hospitals and providers to meet e-prescribing requirements reduce the risk of physician DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) number theft and prescription fraud and abuse.

The solution integrates with EpicCare, CHA’s electronic health records (EHR) system, and CHA also uses Imprivata’s Hands Free Authentication to ensure EPCS process is fast and efficient.

“Imprivata Confirm ID removes the complexity of meeting the DEA requirements for EPCS, and Hands Free Authentication gives providers a fast and efficient option for two-factor authentication when prescribing controlled substances. As an early adopter of a comprehensive electronic medical record system, we are uniquely positioned to implement these solutions, the combination of which will drive swift adoption of EPCS across our health system and puts us in a better position to tackle this epidemic,” says Arthur F. Ream III, Director of IT Applications – CISO, Cambridge Health Alliance.

The key features of Imprivata Confirm ID are many: it streamlines identity proofing and access control; provides supervised enrollment which with allow organizations to enroll providers once they are screened, two-factor authentication option, namely fingerprint biometrics(which meets FIPS-201 Personal Identity Verification requirements) and hands free authentication a proximity-based authentication solution which wirelessly retrieves and verifies a passcode from a user’s mobile device, even if it is locked.

Additionally, it provides comprehensive reporting and auditing offering a detailed reporting to establish a secure, auditable chain of trust for the entire EPCS process and can be integrated with EMR(Electronic Medical Record) applications which offers productized API-level integration.