Education & Training Materials

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Drug Information System - Portal Education and Training Materials

This section describes the training requirements for users of the Drug Information System Portal and provides links to the education and training materials.

Online Education Modules

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Users of the Drug Information System Portal must complete three Education Modules. These modules provide background and context about the Drug Information System and the Drug Information System Portal.

Each module is approximately 20 minutes in duration and is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. These modules may be completed at your own pace. They are designed to be completed sequentially but can be accessed and completed in any order.

All education modules are published using Articulate. Each module has voice recorded content and is meant to be listened to as well as viewed / interacted with. For those who do not have access to a computer with speakers that supports this functionality, each module is also available in a printable pdf format.   

Before you start...

You may want to check the instructions for using the e-learning module software (Articulate).

Module 1: Introduction to the DIS

  • Purpose of the DIS
  • Role of the Client and Provider Registries
  • Information contained in the Patient Profile
  • SHARE
  • Functions of the DIS
  • Integration with PMP

Take module 1: Introduction to the DIS

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Download printable version (PDF) of module 1


Module 2: DIS Functions

  • Patient Medication Profile
  • e-Prescribing
  • Allergies, Intolerances & Adverse Reactions
  • Patient Notes
  • OPINIONS PINS
  • Other Functions

Take module 2: DIS Functions

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Download printable version (PDF) of module 2

Module 3: Privacy and Access

  • Definitions
  • Consent Requirements
  • Privacy and Confidentiality Issues
  • Maskingy
  • Accessing a Masked Profile
  • Patient Requests
  • Good Privacy Practices

Take module 3: Privacy and Access

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Download printable version (PDF) of module 3

DIS Portal Overview

Description: The following video provides a brief overview of the functionality and content of the Drug Information System Portal.

 

How to Issue an e-Prescription

Description: The following video demonstrates the steps for issuing an electronic prescription in the Drug Information System. 

 

Training Materials

DIS Portal Users Guide

Download DIS Portal Users Guide

Users must also review the DIS Portal Users Guide prior to accessing the DIS Portal.  The guide provides key information on:

  • Getting Help
  • Privacy & Consent
  • Logging on to the DIS Portal
  • Masking
  • Navigation and screen functions
  • Portal Fundamentals

Reference Materials

DIS Portal ‘Help’

Once users receive their DIS Portal User ID, they are encouraged to explore the ‘Help’ functionality within the DIS Portal.

The ‘Help’ feature, accessible through the ‘?’ icon, provides further detail on using a  particular screen /function including field descriptions.

DIS Portal Brochure
This pocket guide provides users with quick hints and tips for using the DIS Portal.

Download DIS Portal Brochure

e-Prescribing Q&A for Prescribers
January 2017

Download e-Prescribing Q&A for Prescribers