Armonk, NY – On January 26, 2016, AmkaiCharts EHR v.3.6 was approved by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy to meet the requirement to use positive identification for anyone ordering or administering medications electronically. Positive Identification is a method of identifying an individual who prescribes, administers, or dispenses medications. In order to meet the Ohio positive ID standards, any EHR system recording prescription information cannot rely solely on the use of a private personal identifier such as a password, but must include an additional means of identification such as a barcode reader.
In order to serve Ohio ASCs, Amkai developed functionality for its latest release of AmkaiCharts EHR, v.3.6. This functionality enables ASC administrators to require anyone ordering, changing, approving, discontinuing, or administering a medication to provide a second form of identification via a personal barcode. Barcode scanners can be deployed at each AmkaiCharts workstation that integrate with the application to use this capability.
“As healthcare continues to digitize, we understand the concerns of the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy regarding patient safety and security,” said Tom Stampiglia, President and Chief Executive Office for AmkaiSolutions. “We will continue to respond quickly to requirements for positive identification for providers prescribing medications.”
AmkaiSolutions™ is a trusted industry leader, offering innovative software solutions and services to the full spectrum of outpatient surgery providers- ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals and associated practices and clinics. Our solutions help outpatient surgery facilities increase administrative and clinical efficiency and profitability, allowing them to focus on patient satisfaction. Our growing product line includes AmkaiCharts, the leading EMR in the outpatient industry and AmkaiOffice, a next-generation management software solution designed to replace and enhance the “legacy” systems in use today. The AmkaiSolutions team’s extensive experience in the outpatient surgery industry positions us well to bring substantial new streamlining and added benefits to the market. AmkaiSolutions is a subsidiary of Surgical Information Systems. For more information visit www.amkai.com
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