TROY Healthcare Solution Compliant with Georgia Regulations

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TROY’s Healthcare Solutions division recently assisted the Georgia Board of Pharmacy by clarifying regulatory compliance requirements for printed prescriptions.

TROY’s Healthcare Solutions division recently assisted the Georgia Board of Pharmacy by clarifying regulatory compliance requirements for printed prescriptions. At the July board meeting, it was decided through vote that TROY Healthcare’s Electronic Medical Records (EMR) generated prescriptions are compliant with state of Georgia regulations, clearing the way for all healthcare providers in the state to issue prescriptions using TROY software. TROY Secure Print Enterprise Software (TSPE) allows healthcare organizations to produce these prescriptions utilizing a plain paper solution.

Healthcare providers and retail pharmacies sought clarification regarding compliance requirements in the state of Georgia. Because the Georgia Board of Pharmacy has a clear stance of remaining neutral, the board does not “approve” prescription offerings by any vendor. In the state of Georgia, any prescriptions that meet CMS standards are considered compliant by the state. Since TSPE meets all the tamper- resistance requirements of CMS, TSPE is now formally recognized as compliant in the state of Georgia.

According to CMS, EMR generated prescriptions may be printed on plain paper and be fully compliant with all three categories of the tamper-resistant regulations presuming that they contain at least one security feature from each of the three categories (anti-copy, anti-alteration, and anti-counterfeit). CMS states that while special paper may be used to achieve copy resistance, it is not necessary.

TSPE is currently being used by 23 hospitals and health systems within the state of Georgia. TSPE customers in Georgia produce over 10 million prescriptions annually using the software. Since these providers in Georgia started using TSPE, they have saved over $1 million dollars in operational expenses. TROY’s solution of CMS compliant, EMR generated prescriptions produce TROY’s unique industry recognized security features for anti-copy, anti-alteration, and anti-counterfeit.

The Georgia Board of Pharmacy has added a notice regarding security paper to their website that explains their decision. The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) defines “security paper” as having (i) one or more industry recognized features designed to prevent unauthorized copying of a completed or blank prescription form; (ii) one or more industry recognized features designed to prevent the erasure or modification of information written on the prescription form by the practitioner; and (iii) one or more industry recognized features designed to prevent the use of counterfeit prescription forms; or (B) a prescription pad or paper that is an approved prescription pad or paper of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on January 1, 2013.

About TROY Group
TROY Healthcare Solutions offers secure information technology solutions that prevent prescription fraud and comply with patient data security regulations. A division of TROY Group, Inc. (“TROY”), a worldwide leader in secure on-demand printing systems, TROY Healthcare Solutions ensure cost containment, efficiency and security so medical professionals can concentrate on patient care. Using more than 30 years of secure on-demand printing expertise, TROY has developed secure prescription printing solutions with unprecedented fraud deterrence features. These features provide complete compliance with federal regulations in healthcare prescription applications and have allowed healthcare providers to prepare for new computerized physician order entry (CPOE) mandates. TROY research and development efforts focus on further innovations that promote secure healthcare information environments. Visit TROY Healthcare Solutions at http://www.troyhealthcaresolutions.com.

TROY Group, Inc. (“TROY”) is a worldwide leader of secure on-demand printing solutions. TROY solutions manage, secure, and simplify end-to-end enterprise printing environments. TROY offers application software, security printing hardware and specialized consumables for securely printing checks, money orders, transcripts, prescriptions and other important documents. TROY solutions are used by small and medium size businesses as well as large enterprises and governmental organizations to manage fraud, operational risk and comply with government regulations related to protecting information privacy. As a Platinum Solutions Partner to HP, TROY is the only company in the world authorized by HP to enhance HP printers and consumables for use in secure printing workflows. Only TROY MICR and Security printers and HP compatible MICR Toner cartridges are certified by HP for quality and reliability. We sell and service our products to major corporations, banks, key government accounts, and distributors worldwide. Visit TROY at http://www.troygroup.com.
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