PMP Prescriber Education Sessions - online in 2020

The MN PMP staff is happy to provide a four part education package for healthcare providers. In December 2018 our PMP data and accounts migrated from our previous software system (RxSentry®) to the PMP AWARxE® system with NarxCare®. This education was developed in an effort to provide healthcare providers a better understanding of the prescription monitoring program as well as the functionalities of your new PMP software system. Sessions begin with an overview of the program itself including information needed for licensees to comply with Minnesota legislative requirements. Sessions finish with data scientists explaining the analytics applied to the data to create the final graphs, summaries, and risk scores that account holders view MN PMP data in. 

It is recommended to watch all four sessions in order.  See below for CME information.  Please note that this education plan was intended to be scheduled as four live webinars. Due to the rapidly changing schedules of healthcare professionals during this COVID-19 pandemic the program staff has elected to provided pre-recorded sessions. In lieu of question and answer sessions our staff has made available an expedited question and answer link for any questions resulting from these education sessions. Please submit any question via the link below and you will receive a response the same business day if submitted before 3pm, the next business day if after 3pm CDT. 

In lieu of a planned Question and Answer session, please use the link below for any questions you have in regard to what you have learned in Sessions 1 through 4:

To submit a question for expedited response, CLICK HERE. 


Click a session below to register* and begin watching. A brief (required) survey will follow each session. Did you miss a survey following a session?  CLICK HERE for a hard copy to submit to the program.  

*Information entered during registration will never be shared and is used only for the purposes of awarding certificates of attendance, CME credits, and determining demographic of attendees for future education creation. 

Session 1: From the Beginning

Understanding the PMP in Minnesota - 48 mins

Session one covers the MN Prescription Monitoring Program from its beginning to its current status.  Attendees will learn about legislative requirements that impact what is collected within the PMP database and how individuals within this state can and may access it.  Presented by Shannon Whitman, PMP Administrator.


Session 2: The NEW MN PMP AWARxE

Features and Utilization - 57 mins

(It is highly recommended to watch Session 1 prior to Session 2!) 

Session two covers the features within the new MN PMP AWARxE console. Each action available to account holders will be explained and demonstrated, along with tips to utilize the system at peak efficiency and maximum effectiveness. Presented by Shannon Whitman, PMP Administrator


Session 3: The MN PMP Prescriber Report

 A Self-Assessment Resource - 37 minutes

In Session three attendees learn about the new MN PMP Prescriber Report. Interpretation of results and intent of the report will be explained. This will be followed by a demonstrating of how to utilize features in the PMP that contribute to the report.


Session 4: The AWARxE NarxCare Report 

Understanding and Utilizing Analytics in the MN PMP

A clinician to clinician discussion providing attendees with an understanding of the NarxCare report. Discussion will include the data science behind the creation of the risk scores and how they can be utilized to guide clinical decision making. Presented by Dr. Krista Whalen, Data Scientist, Appriss Health


3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ available MMA_Logo

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy. 

The Minnesota Medical Association designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Registration is required prior to viewing each session.  Upon completion of all four sessions and surveys, learners will receive documentation to claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ are granted for viewing and completing all four sessions and available only through December 31, 2020. If you do not complete all four sessions by December 31, 2020, partial credit will be issued.  

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

This education is offered by the MN PMP as a service to health care providers serving patients in this state and participation is optional.  



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