Backbone Consultants Enters New Agreement with Multi-Hospital Academic Health System to Perform Third-Party Audit Certification

Mid-Atlantic health system turns to Backbone Consultants for its extensive experience as a leading EPCS certifier of applications and processes.

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$CTEK #EPCSBackbone Consultants, a division of CynergisTek, (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leading cybersecurity firm helping healthcare organizations navigate emerging security and privacy issues, focusing on creating true partnerships, today announced a new agreement with a prestigious multi-hospital academic health system located in the mid-Atlantic to perform an audit and certify them under the Electronic Prescription for Controlled Substances (EPCS) standard.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) requires EPCS certification of systems prescribing controlled substances electronically. The EPCS rules and regulations were created to maintain safety and security, and help fight opioid fraud and abuse. Backbone has a deep knowledge and expertise in IT auditing, and specifically in auditing electronic prescribing systems, and the unique requirements of the EPCS rules and regulations enabling health systems to meet very challenging deadlines for obtaining EPCS certification.

“Healthcare has taken a strong stance against opioid abuse which is a tremendous challenge affecting millions of lives and EPCS certification is a key step in ensuring the protection against this problem,” said Walter Zuniga, Managing Partner at Backbone Consultants. He continues, “We have helped scores of healthcare clients navigate the complexities of EPCS certification and look forward to supporting such a highly esteemed institution meet their compliance goals.”

About Bakcbone Consultants

Backbone Consultants provides premium quality Information Technology Risk Advisory Services including IT Audits, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy to clients primarily in the healthcare, medical device, manufacturing, and financial services industries with a staff of proven and driven industry certified IT Audit, Cybersecurity & Privacy professionals. For more information visit

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