A new system for tracking prescriptions of controlled substances will launch on Aug. 25 in Pennsylvania. The PA Department of Health’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) will require all providers to check the online database if the prescriber is prescribing a controlled substance for the first time or suspects abuse. The system is designed as a tool to help providers and pharmacists track their patients’ controlled substance prescriptions and prevent abuse of these drugs. It is similar to the I-STOP program previously enacted in New York.
When Guthrie became a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, one of the benefits our providers and staff received was access to AskMayoExpert. All Guthrie employees have access to this helpful resource.
AskMayoExpert (AME) is an online point of care tool designed by Mayo Clinic physicians. This clear, concise resource offers disease management, care guidelines, treatment recommendations and reference materials for a wide variety of medical conditions. Visit it within the firewall by clicking here.
The Patient Access and Revenue Cycle (PARC) program is helping Guthrie transform our billing, scheduling, and patient registration processes in order to provide a high quality patient experience. Check out this new video to meet some of the PARC team members and learn about the process so far.
More than 750 employees signed up for Guthrie’s Telehealth service, Guthrie Now, during the month of June. These employees now have a convenient way to access a healthcare provider anytime, day or night from their smartphone, tablet, or computer. From among these, four lucky winners were selected as recipients of a free iPad in a random drawing. Congratulations to Samantha Kasper, Francis DiBari, Anuradha Sethi and Kelly Dauberman. The winners will be contacted directly with information about how to retrieve their iPads.
Guthrie has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the 2016 Most Wired Survey released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).