Montana’s Prescription Drug Registry
I highly recommend that you pre-register at home, or on a work computer before your shift, so when you want to log on and access the PDR for patient data you won't have to go through the multi-step process. It only needs to happen once, but it does take a few minutes, which you may not feel you have to spend if you are in a hurry.
To register you will need a State of Montana ePass account, which you should have already set up in order to renew your license on-line. You can either use your username and password from your license renewal, or you can set up a separate, new ePass account (you can have as many as you want). The registration process also requires that you watch a short on-line educational overview of the Program, and take a brief "post-test".
You will not be assessed the $15 annual fee at this time, nor when you renew your license. It will be assessed separately sometime after the first of the year, 2013.
I have been using the program now for a couple weeks, and it has been working well. Once the account is set up, you can access the information you want on any given patient in a minute, or so. I was easily able to create a shortcut and an icon, which I put on my desktop, and that speeds up the log-on.
I believe the letter you will receive will give you a way to contact the staff at the Board of Pharmacy if you are having any glitches. You can also feel free to contact me via e-mail
if you are having any problems and I will do my best to help. You can also contact me with any feedback on the PDR. I can forward your ideas to the Board of Pharmacy and help solve any problems or answer any questions.
Montana ACEP Contacts
President: William S. Gallea, MD, FACEP
Treasurer: James Upchurch, MD, FACEP
State Leader, Legislative Network: Sarah Morgan-Edwards, MD
Read about Montana's State Legislature and find and contact your elected representatives at Montana State Legislature.
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ACEP has launched a campaign to educate policymakers, the news media and the public about the value of emergency medicine and that emergency care constitutes less than 2% of all health care spending. To hear some talk about rising health care costs, you'd think it was more like 50%! Because of the cost-cutting environment in Washington and in state legislatures, this campaign is designed to promote the high value of emergency care. The campaign launched with a Health Writers' Conference in New York, featuring ACEP members from Arizona, Connecticut, New York, Texas, Oregon and Washington, D.C., highlighting different aspects of emergency care.
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