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Partnership HealthPlan of California Signs Program Participation Agreement with SafeUseNow
Date:7/23/2014

nd enable prescribing physicians contracted with the Plan to improve their prescribing practices to avoid abusive prescription drug use.”

“Partnership HealthPlan is pleased to be selected to test the SafeUseNow product in a Medi-Cal (California’s version of Medicaid) population,” said Robert L. Moore, MD, MPH, chief medical officer of Partnership HealthPlan. “Having prescriber-specific risk scores and recommendations for safer prescribing is a key component to our plan-wide initiative to manage pain more safely.”

Partnership HealthPlan of California is the latest in a growing number of leading national health insurance plans and pharmaceutical manufacturers to adopt SafeUseNow’s prescription drug abuse risk identification and intervention services. SafeUseNow is helping reduce the growing problem of opioid drug abuse by making prescribing safer and more effective.

SafeUseNow delivers actionable information to help healthcare stakeholders educate prescribers to more effectively and safely treat their patients. SafeUseNow also allow customers to proactively monitor prescribing patterns for early detection of changes in prescribing trends and behavior.

Since the 1990s, prescription drug abuse has significantly increased in the United States, making the need for an effective identification and intervention solution critical. Until the development of SafeUseNow, a lack of actionable information about prescription drug abuse risk, despite the creation of state-sponsored prescription drug monitoring programs, made it difficult to combat the problem.

SafeUseNow was named a winner of the Knight News Challenge: Health in January 2014. The challenge, supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, sought ideas that ha
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