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Take two steps to avoid a mistake

September 18, 2012

ACP has had reports that some Alberta residents are claiming to be from out of town and using old out-of-province health care cards in the hopes that their medication history with respect to the purchase of Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 opioids will not be accessed through Netcare. To prevent patient harm and drug diversion, verify a patient’s identity and review their medication history before providing patient care.

Take two steps to avoid a mistake

To verify a patient’s identity and medication history through Netcare, you don’t necessarily need a health care number. You can type in the patient’s first and last name to see whether they have a medication history in Netcare.

Originally published in the September 18, 2012 issue of The Link