Electronic Health Records

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

Few WI Providers Using EHR-Integrated PDMP Link to Full Potential

August 6, 2018 - Most users of Wisconsin’s EHR-integrated prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) are not taking full advantage of all features of the PDMP system, according to a recent user survey by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Controlled Substances Board. Wisconsin first deployed its PDMP in 2014 and launched additional enhancements in 2017 designed to...


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MI Physicians Struggle to Access Patient EHRs Through State PDMP

by Kate Monica

Less than half of Michigan physicians can access the state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) through their EHR systems a year after the state spent $2.8 million upgrading the PDMP to support EHR integration. Michigan state...

Docs Access GA Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Using Epic EHR

by Kate Monica

Southeast Permanente Medical Group (SPMG) recently connected to Georgia’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) through its Epic EHR to enable safer prescribing practices among clinicians and improved substance abuse disorder...

Epic EHR at UNC Health Care Now Integrated with State PDMP

by Kate Monica

University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care recently became the first healthcare organization in the state to link its Epic EHR to the state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) as part of a mission to combat the opioid...

AK Hospitals Connect to State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

by Kate Monica

Hospitals throughout Alaska recently connected to the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) through care collaboration network Collective Medical as part of an effort to enable safer prescribing practices. The...

Opioid Roadmap Stresses Regulatory Requirements on EHR Integration

by Elizabeth Snell

Adopting electronic prescriptions for controlled substances (EPCS) through modern regulatory requirements, including improved EHR integration, is one critical solution to opioid abuse, according to the Healthcare Leadership Council’s...

HIMSS, Health IT Now Weigh In On CMS Opioid Crisis Guidance

by Kate Monica

Healthcare industry stakeholders have mixed opinions about recent CMS guidance advising ways states can leverage health IT and EHR technology to address the opioid crisis. A June 11 letter from CMS provided guidance to states about...

CMS Urges EHR Integration of PDMP Data to Reduce Provider Burden

by Kate Monica

State Medicaid programs should improve EHR integration of prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data to reduce provider burden and allow healthcare organizations to easily track patient information related to opioid use, stated CMS...

CMS Opioid Roadmap Prioritizes Healthcare Interoperability

by Kate Monica

A recently released CMS opioid roadmap provides strategies to reduce opioid overuse among Medicare beneficiaries through improved healthcare interoperability. The federal agency’s three-pronged approach focuses on opioid use...

GAO: VHA Providers Must Improve PDMP Use to Boost Opioid Safety

by Kate Monica

Veterans Health Administration (VHA) providers need to enhance their state-run prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) use, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. Investigators assessed VA’s...

2018 VA MISSION Act to Improve Health Data Exchange for Veterans

by Kate Monica

The House Committee on Veterans Affairs recently passed the VA Maintaining Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act (MISSION) of 2018, which includes policies designed to improve health data exchange at VA care sites to...

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