A nationally interoperable PDMP network that shares prescribing data across state lines is popular among health IT and drug abuse experts that see it as one of several tools to improve data collection and integrate clinical decision support…
In January, North Carolina’s Controlled Substances Reporting System joined the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’s data-sharing network, PMP InterConnect, to help reduce prescription drug misuse.
The state combines a substance use disorder system with its PDMP to deliver interactive visualizations in clinical workflows that have already reduced over- prescribing and -dispensing of opioids and saved $1 million annually.
The state says the number of painkiller prescriptions continues to fall as Ohio battles a deadly addictions epidemic.
Michigan public health officials use e-prescribing and monitoring and analytics software from Appriss Health to fight opioid addiction by tracking overprescribing and abuse.
Across the country, state governments have developed prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to better track the prescribing and dispensing of controlled prescription drugs and are viewed as promising state-level interventions to improve…
New Orleans-based system becomes the latest to arm clinicians with tools for helping patients manage chronic pain while avoiding opioid addiction.
As an emergency physician, I am often faced with a waiting room full of patients seeking relief from their pain. Recently, I met a woman, who I’ll call Nancy. I did not recognize Nancy personally, but her demeanor and personality made me feel…