NewCrop began providing electronic prescribing services in 2003. Our comprehensive package includes clinical drug review, managed care formularies, and Clinical Routing and Benefit/Drug History, in a single user interface or as individual components via .NET web services. The system has been installed in 150+ EMR-ISs, nationwide.
NewCrop provides a versatile software tool kit that greatly decreases the effort needed by an EMR-IS to incorporate the many drug/prescribing elements needed for Meaningful Use and Medicare: a simple Build versus Buy choice. Furthermore, pricing is structured to support the Buy decision. Of equal, or greater, importance is a simplified process for Clinical access: NewCrop’s pre-certified services allow for an expedited certification review, in most cases limited to a short Clinical session to simply confirm the NewCrop installation. EPCS adds a second level of review: a DEA-mandated external audit, confirming correct installation of identity proofing and 2nd factor technology. Since the NewCrop EPCS module is pre-certified by a complete external audit, only an expedited review, analogous to the Clinical “screen” certification is needed. Following this audit, each EMR-IS will receive a statement of certification, to be presented to Clinical. Thus, EPCS further magnifies the value of the NewCrop Build vs. Buy decision.
150+ EMR-ISs now use NewCrop e-prescribing services. 90% have chosen to utilize integrated NewCrop prescribing workflow. As a result, NewCrop has the experience and expertise to quickly provide a transparent workflow via an easily installed data interface. Although EPCS does consist of many new capabilities, the process of integration is essentially identical to established NewCrop processes. Thus, we are quite certain that, assuming familiarity with XML posting and ASP.Net web services, the project can be completed with 1 week of development.
Ongoing use is maintenance-free. The NewCrop interface automatically creates new accounts and users upon first entry to the system. Once the XML interface is built and populated, no further steps are required: new accounts, users, and patients are added automatically without any preregistration processes.