Ohio Pharmacy Board approves GE’s ePrescribing solution for use

July 20, 2010

BARRINGTON, Ill. – JULY 19, 2010 – Marking another significant milestone for GE Healthcare’s information technology business, the Ohio Pharmacy Board has approved the company’s advanced ePrescribing solution for use by the state’s physicians. Ohio is the only state today requiring two-factor authentication.

Working alongside and benefiting from the efforts of OhioHealth, one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the nation, GE met Ohio’s stringent ePrescribing requirements by successfully integrating high-tech biometrics into its Advanced ePrescribing solution for Centricity Electronic Medical Record (EMR). An external fingerprint scanner helps prevent forgery by requiring the physician to identify him or herself at the point of ordering a patient’s prescription. This step provides the extra layer of authentication and documentation required by Ohio pharmacy law. The solution is live today at OhioHealth and is currently used by more than 200 prescribing physicians at 15 clinic sites across the state.