The costs for health systems to comply with clinically-facing mandates, such as those that require electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), are unknown. This work from a U.S. health system characterizes those costs, notably individuals and tasks required and time expended to prepare a health system prior to enactment of Pennsylvania Act 96 which mandated EPCS as of October 24, 2019. The findings carry implications for clinical informaticists, health system leaders, and policymakers.
Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.:
Attendees will be better able to appreciate and budget for the staff, tasks, and time commitment that may be necessary to comply with state electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) mandates as they become more widespread in the U.S.
John McGreevey (Presenter)
University of Pennsylvania Health System
C. Hanson, University of Pennsylvania Health System