Pharmacists are encouraged to use K-TRACS to evaluate a patient’s prescription drug history prior to filling controlled substances.
However, K-TRACS should not be the sole determining factor in what type of prescription the patient receives or whether the patient receives one at all. Instead, K-TRACS should be part of the clinical decision-making process, used in combination with patient screenings and assessments.
K-TRACS provides tools that can be used in this capacity:
Understand the history of K-TRACS and how the prescription drug monitoring program is used in the state of Kansas.
There are just a few guidelines for using K-TRACS to maintain patient confidentiality and gain efficiencies in your practice.
There are multiple ways to search for patient prescription drug history in K-TRACS. Find the best way to fit your needs.
Get acquainted with the K-TRACS patient report and how you can use the patient prescription history you review within the report.
K-TRACS is connected to many other states to allow you to search for patient data from multiple states.
Optimize your K-TRACS experience by updating account settings to reflect your current information.
Risk indicator scores are intended to contribute to patient assessment and inform discussion of current treatment goals and appropriate risk mitigation strategies. Read additional information about risk indicator scores.
Overdose risk scores are different from risk indicator scores and specifically outline patient's risk for unintentional overdose death. Read additional information about overdose risk scores.
Learn how to add and manage delegates within K-TRACS to improve your workflow.