Alaska's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is changing vendors. The PDMP will be provided by Health Information Designs, LLC (HID) and will have an entirely new look and many additional features.
Dispensers can begin to register for the new system on March 15, 2013. Pharmacies already registered to submit data will not have to re-register. However, they will be required to verify their information in order to receive a new password for the new system.
Complete instructions for creating your account, logging on to the new Alaska PDMP site, and submitting your data files are provided in the RxSentry Dispenser's Implementation Guide located on the Alaska PDMP website under the Dispenser link: http://www.alaskapdmp.com.
Effective March 15, 2013 pharmacies may begin submitting test files to ensure they are ready for the transition to the new system.
Should you have any questions about the new system, please call HID's Alaska PDMP Helpdesk at 1-855-263-6404 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is Alaska's solution for monitoring Schedule II-V controlled substances dispensed in Alaska. Senate Bill 196 (Alaska Statute 08.80.030(b)(11)) was signed into law on September 7, 2008, requiring the Alaska Board of Pharmacy to establish and maintain a controlled substances prescription database as provided in Alaska Statute (AS) 17.30.200 for the reporting of dispensed prescriptions for all schedule IA-VA controlled substances under state law and Schedule II-V controlled substances under federal law. This program was created to improve patient care and foster the goal of reducing misuse, abuse, and diversion of controlled substances; and to encourage cooperation and coordination among state, local, and federal agencies and other states to reduce the misuse, abuse, and diversion of controlled substances.
Alaska's Board of Pharmacy (Board) has selected Health Information Designs (HID) to develop a database that will collect and store prescribing and dispensing data for Schedules II-V controlled substances and any other drugs specified by Alaska law as amended. HID's RxSentry® is a Web-based program that facilitates the collection, analysis, and reporting of information on the prescribing, dispensing, and use of controlled substance prescription drugs.
AS 17.30.200 requires that each dispenser shall submit, by electronic means, information regarding each prescription dispensed for a controlled substance. Each dispenser shall submit the required information to the central repository at least once each month unless the board waives this requirement for good cause shown by the dispenser.