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Ensuring compliance for your EPCS deployment

IdenTrust Global Common (IGC) digital certificates are used in conjunction with certificate-enabled Electronic Healthcare Record (eHR) and Electronic Medical Record (eMR) applications for Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS). These applications must meet strict U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) requirements.

IdenTrust can offer assistance to eHR/eMR solution providers to enable applications for EPCS prescribing, as well as to provide DEA-compliant digital certificates to the prescribers who issue electronic prescriptions via the eHR/eMR application.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) defines the rules associated with EPCS. These rules are defined in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1311.

Offering unique application provider benefits

Paperless Processing

Paperless Processing

Electronic Prescribing

Electronic Prescribing

Secure Authentication

Secure Authentication

Enhanced Auditability

Enhanced Auditability

The IdenTrust Advantage

DEA Seal

EPCS implementations must meet strict U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) requirements.

  • FIPS Certification: Requires a FIPS 140-2 validated device that is separate from the prescribing application
  • NIST Compliance: Application must be compliant with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) specifications
  • Federal Bridge Cross Certification: Mandates that EPCS messages be signed with a U.S. Federal Bridge CA cross-certified practitioner certificate  or server certificate

Auditable Implementation

IdenTrust offers complete identity solutions that are fully certified and proven, allowing pharmacies to use the latest prescription processing technology.

Our experienced team will assist you in enabling your application to comply with PKI standards or other forms of two-factor authentication.  IdenTrust has relationships with all five (5) DEA certified auditors that conduct the required audits, enabling IdenTrust to architect your solution to meet compliance requirements, resulting in an expedited time to market.

  • Includes FIPS 140-2 validated identity credential for two-factor authentication
  • Fully DEA EPCS compliant
  • Cross Certification with U.S. Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA)
  • LOA3 identity proofing
  • World-class customer service

Key Benefits

With IdenTrust, enabling applications for EPCS processing is simple and offers a range of benefits, including:

EHR EMR Key Benefits


Other Considerations

  • Reduced risk of forged prescriptions
  • Enhanced ability to identify drug misuse
  • Quick and easy enrollment processes
  • Support for the smallest practices
  • Deployable across multiple practices
  • Customized landing pages for IdenTrust partner eHRs/eMRs enabling prescribers to contact IdenTrust directly for certificates and tokens
  • IdenTrust 1st level customer support
  • Digital certificates/tokens available in bulk

Contact IGCsales@IdenTrust.com or 1 (866) 763-3346 to arrange for a complimentary web meeting to learn more about using IdenTrust credentials to facilitate EPCS prescribing through your eHR/eMR pharmacy application.