Press Release

June 15th 2017

Appriss Health Announces Interface in MEDENT® Electronic Health Record to Provide Real-Time Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Information within Clinical Workflow

Partnership with Leading Physician Practice EHR Vendor to Address Substance Use Disorder via PMP Gateway

LOUISVILLE, KY – June 15, 2017 – Appriss Health, provider of the most comprehensive platform for substance use disorder in the U.S., announced a partnership with MEDENT® to integrate state prescription drug monitoring (PDMP) data into the electronic health record (EHR) to help curb prescription drug misuse and abuse. The integration, through Appriss Health’s PMP Gateway, will enable access to data, analytics, tools and resources from state PDMPs from within care team workflows in real-time, at the point-of-care to improve patient safety and outcomes. Ranked as a top electronic health record, MEDENT has elected to provide this vital service without any integration fees to the end user.

With just one click from within a patient’s chart, providers can now access a patient specific prescription report from their state’s PDMP. The interface eliminates the manual process of logging into the state PDMP website separately and then entering the patient’s name and demographics. In addition, MEDENT will automatically document this event in the patient’s chart as a triage.

“By providing invaluable PDMP data right at the point-of-care in the MEDENT EHR system, our users will now be able to take advantage of advanced clinical decision supports. This unique partnership with Appriss Health is a natural fit for the MEDENT system,” said Gary Cuthbert, president of MEDENT.

“Integration into provider workflow is a key initiative to expanding PDMP usage to improve patient safety, mitigate substance misuse/abuse and ensure compliance,” said Rob Cohen, president of Appriss Health. “We sincerely hope that every MEDENT user will take advantage of this integration and the potentially life-saving insights it provides through PMP Gateway.”

To access PDMP data within a MEDENT EHR:

Ohio practices:

  1. Go to the OARRS website
  2. Click on the Integration tab at the top, then click on Integration Request Form in step one.
  3. Contact MEDENT Support and request a no-charge quote.
  4. Shortly after completion of this, MEDENT Support will receive the credentials needed for your practice and will set up your data. We will then contact you to let you know your practice is ready to start using this interface.

For all other states where available: 

  1. Contact MEDENT Support and request a no-charge quote.
  2. Please visit https://apprisshealth.com/about/contact/

About MEDENT®

MEDENT® is a software development and services company focused on automating medical practices. We offer an All-In-One EMR/EHR, Patient Portal & Practice Management system providing a high-level of interoperability and automation. A recent Medical Economics survey ranked MEDENT® EHR the #1 EHR system in the nation for the second year in a row. The MEDENT® system is available in the cloud as a service or as a server based system in the medical practice. For more information, visit www.medent.com.

ABOUT APPRISS HEALTH

Appriss Health provides the nation’s most comprehensive platform for early identification, prevention and management of substance use disorder (SUD), within clinical workflow. We provide government agencies with a repository of controlled substance dispensing information combined with advanced analytics, and deliver real-time clinical decisioning support, critical insights and interventions to physicians, pharmacists, and care team members through millions of patient encounters each year. Our solutions enable the assessment and management of clinical risk in order to positively impact patient safety and population health outcomes. For more information, please visit www.apprisshealth.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION

David Griffin
Vice President of Marketing
Appriss Health
dgriffin@apprisshealth.com
502-815-3880