iBeta Receives Approval from DEA for Biometrics Testing
Aurora, CO, August 03, 2012 –(PR.com)– iBeta Quality Assurance (“iBeta”), a NIST accredited Biometrics Testing Laboratory under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), received another approval for its biometrics certification process. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has approved iBeta’s Certification Process for a Biometrics Subsystem for the Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) pursuant to 21 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R) § 1311.300. This announcement can be found on the federal Registry site at https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/08/01/2012-18748/electronic-prescriptions-for-controlled-substances-notice-of-approved-certification-process.
iBeta is now authorized to review, verify and certify that particular electronic prescribers or electronic pharmacy applications meet the requirements of DEA’s regulations governing EPCS.
The DEA-EPCS program allows practitioners, hospitals and pharmacies the option to utilize electronic prescriptions for controlled substances. The revised rule (June 1, 2010) allows the use of a biometric as a substitute for a hard token or a password.
The DEA notes that practitioners might find strong passwords more burdensome than a biometric or token over the long run. “Doctors and other prescribers are much less likely to leave their biometric at home, but if they forget their token I guess they will need to switch back to a pad for the day. Any technology that makes a physician’s day easier, benefits both the doctor and the patient,” said Dr. Wilson, iBeta’s Director of Biometrics.
Headquartered in Metro Denver (Aurora), Colorado, iBeta offers a full range of software quality services. Our services encompass many different software quality activities, such as quality assurance, functionality testing, performance testing, compatibility testing, code reviews, IV & V, and test plan engineering. Our testing labs can handle a wide variety of software architectures, such as simple web-based applications, stand-alone software packages, and complex client-server architectures.
More information about iBeta’s biometrics department and its QA Testing services in general, can be found at iBeta’s website at www.iBeta.com.
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