On January 1, Nebraska became the first state to require pharmacists and pharmacies to report all dispensed prescriptions daily to the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), not just controlled substances. PDMPs are a valuable tool to improve patient care and coordination and public safety by reducing drug diversion, inappropriate use and improve medication reconciliation. Attendees were offered information on how the PDMP can help their organization by using best practices, in a variety of settings, as well as guidance on how to overcome barriers to utilize the PDMP.
Clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, pharmacies, home health, hospice, public health, government, consumers and families and all community partners who will benefit from a Nebraska PDMP discussion were welcome to attend.
Upon completion of the WebEx, participants will be able to:
- Develop an understanding of the history of Nebraska PDMP
- Identify best practices to efficiently and effectively query PDMP
- Describe how new PDMP features can be utilized to improve patient care
- Summarize barriers to PDMP use and how to overcome them
- Relate PDMP uses in everyday practice (multiple settings)
Kevin Borcher, PharmD, PDMP
Nebraska Health Information Initiative
Kevin is responsible for the implementation of the enhancements of the Nebraska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. One of the major recent accomplishments includes leading Nebraska to be the first state to collect all prescriptions dispensed from pharmacies.
Dr. Borcher graduated in 1986 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and completed his residency in Phoenix. Dr. Borcher practiced as a clinical pharmacist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for 7 years, at which time he worked as the Pharmacy Informatics Coordinator at Nebraska Methodist Hospital for 19 years. Kevin has had experience in implementing and maintaining several automated and computerized patient safety systems.
Kevin has served on the Nebraska Board of Pharmacy for 10 years and has participated in or has chaired several committees and task forces for the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.
Tammy Baumann, RN, LSSGB | Quality Improvement Advisor
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