MDScripts switches to electronic CURES prescription drug monitoring reports

MDScripts has been mailing CD-ROMs to the California Dept of Justice for prescription drug monitoring (PDMP) on a weekly basis for years. The California CURES program recently added electronic filing of CURES data so we're happy to finally be able to submit the reports electronically. MDScripts reports prescription drug monitoring data to several other states and California was the last one that required physical mailing of a CD-ROM.

"We're happy to finally be able to submit CURES data electronically without having to burn and mail a CD-ROM each week" says Theo Antoniou, President of Cranking Software. "The CURES program did not allow us to encrypt or password protect the CD-ROM so each week we just hoped that the prescription data made it to the California Department of Justice without issue."

Antoniou goes on to say, "Many organizations report CURES data on a paper form resulting in wasted paper and wasted California tax payer dollars to key in the data. We know it's been a budget issue, but we are happy to see California in step with the other states collecting PDMP data. Everyone should switch to electronic filing since mailing the data is a clear HIPAA violation."

Please feel free to contact us if you have any problems or need help with your CURES data submission.

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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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