QS/1 receives controlled substances e-prescribing certification

Service Pack 19.1.12 to include EPCS

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Pharmacy automation provider QS/1 has received certification for controlled substances prescribed electronically, the company said.

QS/1 said it received Electronic Prescriptions for Control Substances certification, making it one of the first pharmacy vendors to certify for EPCS in the 10.6 Script Standard.

"Electronic prescriptions are trending upward," QS/1 marketing and analyst senior manager Michael Ziegler said. "Statistics indicate customers are more likely to have their prescriptions filled and picked up if they are sent electronically."

Implementing EPCS requires software certification from Surescripts and the Drug Enforcement Administration; ComplySmart conducted QS/1's DEA audit. Pharmacists who receive certification will be able to send prescriptions for controlled substances to pharmacies that use QS/1 software, and the company plans to release EPCS in Service Pack 19.1.12.

"QS/1 also added the ability to accept digital signatures within the QS/1 application," Ziegler said. "This will allow for a more streamlined process when digital signatures are required."

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