Spartanburg, SC – January 4, 2017) As more states require stringent reporting of the dispensing of controlled substances, QS/1 is excited to be the first pharmacy management software provider to partner with Appriss Health and integrate NARxCHECK into pharmacy workflow. The Appriss PMP Gateway® provides real-time access to data collected by prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs). If a premium membership with Appriss is held, NARxCHECK, an analytics tool, provides insight into a patient’s controlled substance use with risk scores. All information displays without interrupting workflow.“It’s a unique exchange of information that can alert of possible overuse or abuse of prescription drugs,” said Ed Vess, R.Ph., president of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association and QS/1 senior manager of Market Analysts. “Pharmacists can access PMP data and NARxCHECK metrics from within the QS/1 Pharmacy Management System.”
QS/1 helps foster the exchange of information between the pharmacy and Appriss Health by allowing NARxCHECK to analyze a patient’s prescription profile against PDMPs to improve patient safety, ensure compliance and reduce drug diversion.
“There is a drug abuse epidemic in the United States, so the risk assessment is invaluable in the effort to reduce inappropriate access to opioids, provide optimal patient care and prevent addiction and abuse of prescription drugs,” Vess added.
One of the benefits of NARxCHECK is that PDMP data can potentially be shared across state lines. If a patient is filling prescriptions in other states where this information is exchanged with Appriss Health, NARxCHECK can potentially share that data with the pharmacist as well
QS/1 offers industry-leading healthcare software solutions to effectively manage independent, chain, hospital outpatient and long-term care pharmacies and HME businesses. QS/1’s complete software solutions are flexible and scalable, making them a valuable and affordable productivity tool for pharmacies – large or small. QS/1 is a division of the J M Smith Corporation, one of the largest privately-held companies in South Carolina. For additional information about QS/1 and the products and services it provides, visit www.qs1.com or call 800.231.7776.
About Appriss Health
Appriss provides data-driven solutions to fulfill our mission of keeping communities safe and informed. Partnering with public safety, government, healthcare, and the commercial market, Appriss delivers solutions that prevent fraud, mitigate risk, fight crime, ensure compliance, increase public safety and save lives. Appriss’ solutions are always backed by excellent customer support with technical agents in the U.S. that are available to help 24x7x365. For more information about Appriss, visit www.appriss.com.