About PastRx –
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Integration & Compliance

PastRx helps you quickly and easily understand your patient’s history with controlled substances. We improve clinical decision support by adding speed, convenience, quality, and clarity.

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PastRx Automated Access

PastRx retrieves PMP reports automatically. We use your scheduled list of patients to retrieve reports in advance. We automate this process. This takes your clerical effort in retrieving reports to zero. We also manage the record keeping to show compliance. This time saving makes it practical to check every encounter, and this means you have consistency, completeness, and a greater chance of detecting risks early and making the appropriate intervention.

PastRx Access

PastRx Access Benefits

  • Speed report retrieval
  • Eliminate clerical work
  • Establish consistent compliance

PastRx Intuitive Alerts

Proactive alerts highlight patient risks in advance so you can get the most out of each encounter. PastRx brings risks to your attention. We go beyond the basic PMP report to highlight prescriptions from other practices (that would not appear in your EMR), cash payment, high levels of opioid use, and many other factors. Our software sifts through the PMP and brings in other relevant data to give you risks at a glance.

Having these alerts improves your encounters. The information provides deeper insight into the patient’s condition and helps you determine the best treatment. And the facts at your fingertips decriminalize the conversation and give you a solid basis for the tough abuse conversation that may be necessary.

PastRx lets you configure alerts to tailor them for your practice.

PastRx Alerts

PastRx Alerts Benefits

  • Better data
  • Better presentation
  • Better outcomes


Here you can create the content that will be used within the module.

PastRx Analytics

See the big picture and understand trends with your practice and patient population.

PastRx goes beyond clinical decision support. You can also look at patterns across your patient population to better understand common problems or compare within or across specialties.

PastRx Analytics

PastRx Analytics Benefits

  • Best practices
  • Business insight
  • Risk management

This information can tie to your bioinformatics efforts, enterprise dashboards, or other business intelligence initiatives. We believe this information contains untapped value and we’d love to help you get the most out of it.

Follow Prescription Advisory

Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) are now active in most states to assist clinicians in identifying potential controlled drug misuse, diversion, or excessive prescribing. Little is still known about the ways in which they are incorporated into workflow and clinical decision making, what barriers continue to exist, and how clinicians are sharing PDMP results with their patients.

Design
Qualitative data were collected through online focus groups and telephone interviews.

Setting
Clinicians from pain management, emergency and family medicine, psychiatry/behavioral health, rehabilitation medicine, internal medicine and dentistry participated.

Patients
Thirty-five clinicians from nine states participated.

Methods
We conducted two online focus groups and seven telephone interviews. A multidisciplinary team then used a grounded theory approach coupled with an immersion–crystallization strategy for identifying key themes in the resulting transcripts.

Results
Some participants, mainly from pain clinics, reported checking the PDMP with every patient, every time. Others checked only for new patients, for new opioid prescriptions, or for patients for whom they suspected abuse. Participants described varied approaches to sharing PDMP information with patients, including openly discussing potential addiction or safety concerns, avoiding discussion altogether, and approaching discussion confrontationally. Participants described patient anger or denial as a common response and noted the role of patient satisfaction surveys as an influence on prescribing.

Conclusion
Routines for accessing PDMP data and how clinicians respond to it vary widely. As PDMP use becomes more widespread, it will be important to understand what approaches are most effective for identifying and addressing unsafe medication use.

Pain Medicine, Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2014 

PDMPs have many limitations in their current format, including complex access issues, timeliness, and whether the data are presented to the physician automatically or require physician effort to retrieve.

ACEP - Annals of Emergency Medicine – 525
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