Data Quality in Prescription Monitoring Programs

Data Quality in Prescription Monitoring Programs

Release Date October 20, 2023
Expiration Date October 20, 2024
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CE 1.0 credit
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This activity is jointly provided by Talem Health and National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities (NASCSA).


Credit Available

  • Pharmacists — 1.0 Contact Hour

Target Audience

This activity is intended for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Statement of Need

The National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities (NASCSA) supports, equips, and advocates for state controlled substance authorities, prescription monitoring program administrators, and other members in their work to advance the public’s health, safety, and welfare. Every state, and some districts and territories, have a prescription monitoring program (PMP), also known as a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP), that requires pharmacies to report prescription data. This course is intended to help pharmacists and pharmacy technicians understand the critical role they play in ensuring the quality and integrity of PMP data that is used to improve patient safety across the nation.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners should be able to:

  • Analyze the importance and value of complete, accurate data reported by dispensers to PMPs
  • Assess the impact of intentional or non-intentional data entry errors and data omissions on patient safety
  • Discuss the downstream impacts of pharmacy-reported PMP data on clinical decision-making processes
  •  Identify and implement changes that can be made in your practice setting to improve PMP data integrity

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Talem Health and  National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities (NASCSA). Talem Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement

Continuing Pharmacy Education

Talem Health designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. 
Universal Activity Number – UAN JA4008332-0000-23-027-H04-P
Type of Activity: Application

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Talem Health adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others, are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to Talem Health policy. Talem Health is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty, planners, managers, and reviewer have nothing to disclose.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is offered at no cost to participants. To receive CE credit, participants must:

  1. Read the CE information, including learning objectives and disclosure statements.

  2. View the online activity.

  3. Complete the post-test and evaluation form.

A post-test score of 65% or higher is required to obtain credit. Your certificate will be made available for immediate download.

Course Viewing Requirements

Supported Browsers:
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above

Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. 


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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Fee Information

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Contact Information

General Questions
For questions about this activity, please contact Talem Health at 800-913-9370 or