By Robert McDermott; President/CEO, iCoreConnect

It’s tough to keep up with all the changes happening in dentistry right now. One change you don’t want to miss is the January 1st Texas law mandating Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances (EPCS). The law combats challenges posed by the opioid and pain killer epidemic.

This new law is also an opportunity to advance the way you do business.
Electronic prescribing reduces steps in your daily workflow, speeding up the entire process. A big benefit of e-Prescribing is the flexibility it gives you. No matter where you are or whether you are using your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or phone, your workflow doesn’t change. Your staff can prepare the prescription for you to review and send.

Your workflow improves through practice management integration with your e-Prescribing software. With integration into Dentrix, EagleSoft, Open Dental etc., your patient information is directly populated into your e-Prescribing software, eliminating duplicate work and reducing potentially costly or dangerous errors.

Time-saving benefits of e-Prescribing are designed to better protect your patients and your practice. A built-in drug database function, like the Lexicomp® directory, allows you to rapidly search dosing options, contraindications, and discontinued meds.

e-Prescribing software can give you direct access to the Texas PMP AWARxE in a single-click. When your e-Prescribing software integrates with your practice management system, your patient prescription history checks can be accomplished in one or two clicks. Compare that to the nearly 50 clicks it often takes to verify directly through a state database.

e-Prescribing provides substantial benefits to your practice whether you only prescribe antibiotics or antifungals or you also prescribe controlled substances such as Norco, Lortab or Tylenol 3. If you do prescribe controlled substances, there are government requirements to complete in order to get your e-Prescribing software up and running. So, don’t delay any longer in making the switch.

TDA members receive special discount pricing on iCoreRx. Add the EPCS function to comply with the new law and the +PMP function to simplify your mandatory Texas PMP AWARxE checks. Visit iCoreConnect.com/tda or call (888) 810-7706.