APPROPRIATE USE OF K-TRACS

DISCUSS REPORTS WITH PATIENTS

DO: Discuss K-TRACS reports with patients to educate them about how you use K-TRACS in your clinical decision-making. You can even put a note in the patient's medical record that you consulted a K-TRACS report and used its data in your decision-making.

  • DON'T: Place a copy of the report in the patient's medical record. It should not be saved or printed.
  • DON'T: Share the report with other healthcare providers or law enforcement to avoid the information being released or used inappropriately.

ONLY USE K-TRACS FOR PATIENT CARE

DO: Only use K-TRACS for the medical and pharmaceutical care of a patient.

  • DON'T: Use K-TRACS to search anyone who is not a patient under your care, including prospective employees, family members or yourself.

USE ALL AVAILABLE DATA IN DECISION-MAKING

DO: Use all available clinical tools within K-TRACS as sources of data to assist in your clinical decision-making.

  • DON'T: Exclude or terminate a patient from your practice solely on the basis of the patient's K-TRACS record. Use multiple sources of data to create the best outcomes for the patient.
  • DON'T: Use K-TRACS risk indicator scores solely to make a decision about a patient. These scores should be considered in tandem with other data sources.