Medication Samples

MDScripts announces that system now dispenses and tracks medication samples handed out by physicians. Normally managed with a log sheet and clipboard, the MDScripts system now brings all of the pharmacy dispensing features to medication samples.

Theo Antoniou, president of Cranking Software, says "In most physician's practices, medication samples are dumped into a cabinet by pharmacy reps, and maybe tracked using a clipboard and sheet of paper. Very few track where the samples are going and how many are being distributed. Staff sometimes use the samples for friends and family."

Antoniou goes on to say, "Since the MDScripts system already dispenses repackaged medications, adding medication sample dispensing was an easy extension of the system. It's very similiar to physician dispensing except for the medication package quantities are different and the medications are free. With MDScripts, physicians can easily track their sample medication inventory levels, perform DUR's on samples, and automate sample ordering and supplies. We're seeing practices request these features for compliance issues and expect medication sample tracking to be more widely adopted."

The MDScripts medication sample tracking module can be used independently of repackaged medication dispensing. This means physicians in states where physician dispensing is not available can also use MDScripts for sample tracking. Because MDScripts tracks medication lot numbers, medications can be tracked down in the case of a product recall. Whether it's for patient safety or compliance reasons, the MDScripts medication sample tracking module will bring control to this area of physician's practices.

We welcome you to join the thousands of other physicians using the MDScripts dispensing system and enjoying the benefits of medication sample tracking. Click here to see the Medication Sampling Details .

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HITRUST

Boulder, CO, March 28, 2018 – MDScripts, a leading provider of Clinical Software Applications, today announced that its MDScripts (clinical dispensing), RXBilling (pharmaceutical billing and collection) MDPatients (integrated lab testing), and PMPReport (controlled substance reporting) applications have earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.

HITRUST CSF Certified status demonstrates that the organization’s suite of clinical dispensing, billing, lab testing, and controlled substance reporting applications have met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and are appropriately managing risk. This achievement places MDScripts in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.

"Organizations like ours are under increasing pressure to meet complex compliance requirements that include technical and process elements such as HIPAA, NIST, ISO and COBIT," said Gary W. Mounce, President at MDScripts. "The HITRUST CSF is the gold standard that needs to be met, and MDScripts is pleased to be able to demonstrate its commitment by achieving HITRUST CSF Certification."

"The HITRUST CSF has become the information protection framework for the health care industry, and the CSF Assurance program is bringing a new level of effectiveness and efficiency to third-party assurance," said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST. "The HITRUST CSF Certification is now the benchmark that organizations required to safeguard PHI are measured against with regards to information protection."

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