MarijuanaDoctors.com Offers Aid to Colorado State’s Failing Medical Marijuana Program
MarijuanaDoctors.com announces cutting-edge technology to support the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in its role as governing agent of the Colorado State Medical Marijuana Program.
(PRWEB) July 25, 2013
MarijuanaDoctors.com is proud to announce a breakthrough in its patented “Titration Tracker” in lieu of support for the State of Colorado and its failing medical marijuana program. In June 2013, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment received failing grade-marks in its role as Governing Agent in the Colorado Medical Marijuana Regulatory System from the Office of State Auditor. In its performance audit, the Office of State Auditor discovered concerning evidence that the CDPHE had few oversights established necessary to properly monitor physicians, caregivers, and process applications.
The Office of State Auditor found that between 2009 to 2012, the CDPHE exposed confidential patient medical information to multiple public agencies, charged unnecessarily high patient fees, mis-monitored caregivers and lacked oversight of recommending physicians. As of October 2012, twelve physicians had recommended 50% of the 108,000 patients holding valid medical marijuana cards including one physician with 8,400 patients in the registry. Between 2009 and 2012, 15 confidentiality breaches of patient medical information were discovered.
Karin McGowan, interim director of the CDPHE said that the agency tries its best to enforce laws while respecting patient and doctor confidentiality. “Sometimes it feels like we’re between the dog and the fire hydrant on this issue,” McGowan said.
In response to its findings the Office of State Auditor has recommended numerous areas that the CDPHE must improve upon if it wishes maintain a Federally compliant State Medical Marijuana Program. This includes an update to its technology, a comprehensive strategic plan and an improvement in its oversight of physicians recommending medical marijuana, among others. Fortunately for the Colorado Medical Marijuana patients, the CDPHE generally agreed with the Office of State Auditor recommendations.
The MarijuanaDoctors.com “Titration Tracker” will provide unparalleled security for both patient and physician. With the mission to allow physicians in Colorado to plot the medical marijuana strains in accordance with the disease being treated, MarijuanaDoctors.com has created a system for the state that can track, report, and analyze a patient’s medication regimen and degree of pain relief in real time. Once integrated into the system, non-identifiable patient information can be extracted to provide conclusions regarding dosage, efficacy, safety in treatment, and side effects and then incorporated in graphing based metrics to help Colorado Physicians better understand medical marijuana and its efficacy on patient illness.
"In its entirety, this highly integrated system has the capability to work with the American Medical Association and the State of Colorado in reporting on the effectiveness of medical marijuana on patient health. By exploring the effect of medical marijuana on disease in congruence with a patients traditional medicine regimen, the "Titration Tracker" can make suggestions with accompanying medical evidence to aid the transition of Medical Marijuana from a Schedule 1 to a Schedule 2 narcotic," said CEO Jason Draizin.
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