Pharmacist handing medication to patient

K-TRACS PRIORITIZES PATIENT SAFETY

K-TRACS is the prescription drug monitoring program for the state of Kansas. It is used by prescribers and pharmacists as a clinical decision-making tool to promote patient safety and healthy communities through prevention of prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion.

Established by K.S.A. 65-1683, K-TRACS requires pharmacies to report all controlled substances in schedules II-IV and drugs of concern dispensed to Kansas patients on a daily basis.

USING K-TRACS

Prescribers and pharmacists use K-TRACS to evaluate patients’ prescription drug history. Equipped with this information and used in combination with other medical history and assessments, prescribers and pharmacists can inform clinical decisions and engage patients in conversations that promote health and safety.

PUTTING PATIENT SAFETY FIRST

Healthcare providers can prioritize patient safety by checking K-TRACS before writing or filling any controlled substance prescription. Checking K-TRACS helps prescribers and pharmacists:

  • Avoid creating a dangerous medication combination
  • Create conversations with patients about safe prescription drug use
  • Identify concerning prescribing or dispensing patterns that can be discussed with the patient

PROMOTE COMMUNITY HEALTH

Healthcare providers can contribute to creating healthy communities by:

PREVENT PRESCRIPTION DRUG MISUSE AND ABUSE

The K-TRACS Provider Toolkit can be used for your local prevention efforts. The toolkit contains a variety of materials promoting patient safety, health and K-TRACS usage. You choose which materials work best for you.