ESO Enters into Exclusive Partnership to Help Agencies and Departments Manage Narcotic Distribution and Tracking

Emerging Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) rule changes related to the transport and dispensing of controlled substances will have a major impact in the industry

March 21, 2019 – AUSTIN, TexasESO, the leading data and software company serving emergency medical services (EMS), fire departments and hospitals, today announced it has entered into an exclusive partnership to sell both the physical boxes and  software required to manage controlled substances. These products will directly integrate with ESO Electronic Health Record (EHR) to provide purchase through administration tracking.

“The DEA rules regarding narcotics and controlled substance distribution are changing in 2019,” said Dr. Brent Myers, Chief Medical Officer for ESO. “This will have a significant impact on agencies and departments across the entire country. We want to be ahead of the curve on changes coming to our industry. This partnership will make sure our customers are prepared for upcoming rule changes in how controlled substances are stored, tracked and accounted.  This product has a sophisticated, modern solution that is aligned with our mission to improve community health and safety.”

These products rae the leading provider of a complete, real-time, digitally-based narcotic and controlled substance security, tracking and medication administration system. The company provides boxes that come in a variety of sizes and can be placed at a station or in a vehicle. Key features of the products include:

  • All information is transmitted via vehicle or station wi-fi to a secured server.
  • Three different entry methods allow for increased security and quick access: 5-digit PIN, RFID card and biometric finger scan. Single or dual-person entry with dual authentication can be used for additional security and state compliance.
  • Detailed time, date and medication stamped information recorded in real-time for each individual access.

“This is an exciting partnership for us,” said Brandon Hodges, CEO. “ESO is the largest software provider to EMS agencies and fire departments, so this gives us an opportunity to provide a product broadly across the industry that will help with out-of-pharmacy diversion deterrence and reduce risk and liability for providers.”

About ESO
ESO is dedicated to improving community health and safety through the power of data. Since its founding in 2004, the company continues to pioneer innovative, user-friendly software to meet the changing needs of today’s EMS agencies, fire departments, and hospitals. ESO currently serves more than 10,000 customers throughout North America with a broad software portfolio, including the industry-leading ESO Electronic Health Record (EHR), the next generation ePCR; ESO Health Data Exchange (HDE), the first-of-its-kind healthcare interoperability platform; ESO Fire and ESO FIREHOUSE Software for fire departments; and ambulance revenue recovery/billing software. ESO is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit


These products are an integrated hardware and cloud-software narcotic security, storage and tracking system designed specifically for the EMS and Fire industries. Features include full narcotic inventory management, medication tracking (including waste), temperature monitoring, and shift-change verification. Proactive email alerts notify administrators of unauthorized events and enforce policies and procedures that ensure DEA compliance. Advanced analytics can be performed online to spot trends and to maximize organizational efficiency, and to quickly identity potential abuse situations.

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