Per a directive from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention large metropolitan regions have been tasked with delivering medication to the public within 48 hours after notification of a biological emergency event. Dispense Assist supports public health agencies with accomplishing this mission by providing an online screening tool that allows users to generate vouchers for medication.
For more information about Dispense Assist including project history and past system updates, visit the Training tab at the top of the page.
To facilitate an easier transition to Dispense Assist a comprehensive Userís Guide is available under the Downloads tab, along with Disease Planning Guides, Model Antibiotic Labels and a Paper Screening Form for Antibiotics.
A quick and easy method of collecting data from the QR codes has been developed that utilizes a simple word processor and Microsoft Excel; a downloadable walk-through is now available under the Downloads tab.
Want to join the Dispense Assist Users Group mailing list to receive periodic updates about Dispense Assist? This group will connect DA users and provide a forum for agencies and developers to share tips on usage and systems implementation while providing valuable feedback and enhancement ideas. Please send your name and contact information to DispenseAssist@jocogov.org.
Pharm Codes is a tool that allows you to generate a QR code for each medication or vaccine that is being dispensed, thereby eliminating the need to manually enter this information at a later time. Vaccine Information Statements for Influenza (08/07/2015 version) have been uploaded. Spanish versions will be available soon.
We put together a list of the most common questions people ask about Dispense Assist. You may find the answer to your question here. If not, send an email to DispenseAssist@jocogov.org or call (913) 477-8343.