Board receives three-year grant to fund K-TRACS enhancements

Nov 24, 2020

The Kansas Board of Pharmacy has received a 2020 Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program grant to enhance the K-TRACS program.

The three-year grant in the amount of $975,489 begins immediately and supports the work of the state’s prescription drug monitoring program, which is administered through the Board of Pharmacy. Specific projects included in the grant funding are software enhancements, education and outreach programs, and quality improvement initiatives.

The Board of Pharmacy will build upon previous initiatives awarded through the 2018 Harold Rogers PDMP grant that seek to optimize the use of K-TRACS as a clinical decision-making and prevention tool to reduce prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion in the state.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant to expand upon our data quality and education initiatives that we were able to implement over the last year for our nearly 15,000 users,” said Alexandra Blasi, Board of Pharmacy executive secretary.

Planned K-TRACS enhancements built into the grant funding include the development of a software tool to identify outlier prescribing and dispensing patterns, one-on-one peer review with pharmacists and prescribers through the evidence-based practice of academic detailing, and verifying pharmacy compliance with program reporting requirements.

The Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program grant is made available by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

For more information about K-TRACS, please visit http://ktracs.ks.gov