Duo Security Helps Healthcare Providers Meet E-Prescription Requirements

ANN ARBOR — Duo Security, the Ann Arbor authentication technology provider, said Tuesday it had added Epic’s electronic health record software to its list of applications natively supported by Duo two-factor authentication.

Duo provides authentication, advanced security controls and policies, and realtime visibility and reporting tools to help healthcare organizations protect access to sensitive information.

With Epic integration, Duo assists healthcare organizations required to comply with the Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances standards, a regulatory measure established in 2010 by the Drug Enforcement Agency. EPCS mandates a number of security controls, including two-factor authentication, for healthcare providers to securely prescribe controlled substances electronically.

Recently, most states have made e-prescription services mandatory, including the state of New York. Rochester General and Stanford Children’s Hospital are some of the first customers using Duo Authentication for Epic to meet the U.S. federal requirements outlined in the DEA’s EPCS Interim Final Rule.

“Two-factor authentication was daunting to adopt across a large organization like ours,” said Dr. Robert Biernbaum, chief medical information officer at Rochester General Health System. “We’ve been beta testing Duo with Epic over the past month, and we’ve been impressed with the speed of deployment and ease of use.”

Learn more about Duo’s authentication service and the Epic integration at http://duosecurity.com/epic.

Duo Security provides cloud-based two-factor authentication to thousands of organizations worldwide, including Facebook, Etsy, Random House, Paramount Pictures, Toyota and Yelp. Try it free at www.duosecurity.com.

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