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Entries in Prescription Monitoring Program (4)



On Friday, Decemeber 6, the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) held their last public meeting of 2013 to discuss ongoing business before the commission. Here are the highlights:

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New Prescription Monitoring Video Tutorials Are Now Available

The Department of Health (DOH) recently posted several new video tutorials on how to use the state's new Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). PMP electronically collects information on controlled substances prescribed and dispensed and gives prescribers a tool to make better-informed prescribing decisions by helping identify unsafe medication regimens, especially with patients who see multiple prescribers.

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Prescription Monitoring Program Adds New Alert Feature

The Department of Health (DOH) recently announced a new feature to the state’s new Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP): alerts about patients who have sought similar prescriptions from multiple practitioners. This new feature will be available in early 2013.

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Prescription Monitoring Program Available for Dentists

Washington state’s new Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is fully operational and available online for licensed health care professionals to use. The Department of Health is encouraging providers to use this new system to provide improved patient care and help prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse.

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