Prescription Drug Monitoring

Washington Healthcare Update - October 2020 #2 | 10/13/2020

… Insulin Executive Order Final Regulations/Guidance FDA Issues Vaccine EUA Guidance Courts SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Whether States Can Regulate PBMs Reports GAO: Laboratory Safety - FDA Should Strengthen Efforts to Provide Effective Oversight GAO: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs - Views on Usefulness and Challenges of Programs OIG Questions Effectiveness of FDA’s Opioid REMS, Suggests Changes House Energy and Commerce Republican Leadership Requests GAO Review of Contact Tracing Apps On Oct. 9 …

What is a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, EHR Integration? | EHR Intelligence | 9/30/2020

Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) are a game-changer for prescribers to help fight the opioid epidemic. Source: Getty Images By September 30, 2020 - Prescribers use a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) each time they write a prescription as part of the industry’s efforts to stem the opioid crisis. These EHR-integrated systems, which plug into a larger database, give prescribers a better understanding of a patient’s full prescription drug …

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State-level prescription drug monitoring program mandates and adolescent injection drug use in the United States, 1995–2017: A difference-in-differences analysis | 9/25/2020

Peer-reviewed Research Article State-level prescription drug monitoring program mandates and adolescent injection drug use in the United States, 1995–2017: A difference-in-differences analysis Joel J. Earlywine, Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Software, Writing – original draft Affiliations Department of Health Law, Policy, and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Health Services, University of Washington School …

QHG of Enterprise, Inc., d/b/a Medical Center Enterprise v. Pertuit | 9/25/2020

… expressed concern regarding Amy& 039;s ability to drive, given her belief that Amy was using drugs and had lost her nursing license. Dr. Diefenderfer then used a hospital computer to access the Alabama Prescription Drug Monitoring Program ("PDMP"), a database that prescriptions. contains information regarding drug See § 20-2-212, Ala. Code 1975 ("The [Alabama 3 1181072 Department maintain of a program.").2 Public Health] controlled may …

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF PROVIDER ENGAGEMENT & REGULATION (PROGRAM MANAGER IV) - #20-005479-0010 | 9/23/2020

… In response to the opioid overdose crisis in Maryland and in an effort to better coordinate controlled dangerous substance (CDS) prescriber support services and regulations, the Office of Controlled Substance Administration (OCSA) and the Prescription Drug Monitoring /Overdose Prevention Applied Data Programs (PDMP) were merged , effective February 4, 2019, creating OPER. OPER will continue the functions of both OCSA and PDMP with a more targeted focus on supporting prescribers and …

The future of health IT in spine — Machine learning, virtual reality & more | Beckers Spine Review | 9/16/2020

… of care. Vladimir Sinkov, MD. Sinkov Spine Center (Las Vegas): What I hope to see is greater and more streamlined interoperability of various health IT components such as physician office EMRs, hospital EMRs, state prescription drug monitoring program websites, e-prescribing software and web-based picture archiving and communication systems. For surgical patients, I need to log in to all of those systems, with separate logins and passwords (that change …

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and Overdoses: Advancing the Next Generation of Research | Wordpress.com | 9/11/2020

American Journal of Public Health, Volume 110, Issue 10 , Page 1450-1451, October 2020. Source: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and Overdoses: Advancing the Next Generation of Research …

Google Alert - chat | 9/10/2020

… posted on Overheard The Tab Screenshots from more alleged Durham University student group chats have been posted on Facebook, with racist, misogynistic and homophobic … Flag as irrelevant DRChrono Adds New Features: Live Chat and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Imaging Technology News Live Chat also allows customers to multi-task while working with an agent to resolve a problem or get an answer to their question, and customers can get … Flag …

Google Alert - chat | 9/10/2020

… well right now … Flag as irrelevant DrChrono EHR Adds Live Chat , PDMP, Inline Charting, Vital Flowsheet Features HIT Consultant DrChrono continues to modernize EHR platform with the addition of new features live chat and prescription drug monitoring program. – As doctors … Flag as irrelevant Chat With the Mocs Tonight GoMocs.com The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s “ Chat with the Mocs” presented by Bud Light airs Thursday nights this fall. The weekly …

DrChrono Continues to Modernize EHR Platform with New Features: Live Chat and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program | Globe Newswire | 9/9/2020

… the company developing the essential platform and services for modern medical practices, announced today the availability of its newest features, Live Chat, which provides more real-time access to the DrChrono support team, and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) which allows physicians to ensure safety and better care of patients through tracking and visibility of a patient’s record of controlled substances. With Live Chat, customers can ask questions, report issues …

Marshall details progress in opioid fight | Daily Mountain Eagle | 9/9/2020

… progress update. He pointed to efforts to modify opioid prescribing practices as one of the key areas of achievement since 2018. Marshall and other council members heard numerous complaints from physicians about the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), which doctors use to access a patient’s history of prescriptions and identify previous warning signs of addiction. “Simply put, many doctors weren’t accessing this valuable information because it took too long …

DrChrono Continues to Modernize EHR Platform with New Features: Live Chat and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program | Benzinga | 9/9/2020

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – DrChrono Inc., the company developing the essential platform and services for modern medical practices, announced today the availability of its newest features, Live Chat, which provides more real-time access to the DrChrono support team, and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) which allows physicians to ensure safety and better care of patients through tracking and visibility of a patient’s record of controlled substances …

DrChrono Continues to Modernize EHR Platform with New Features: Live Chat and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program | 9/9/2020

DrChrono Continues to Modernize EHR Platform with New Features: Live Chat and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program As doctors continue to work remotely due to COVID-19, new features allow for more efficiency and seamless patient data processing via the platform DrChrono Live Chat DrChrono’s new feature Live Chat, which provides more real-time access to the DrChrono support team. SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – DrChrono Inc., the company …

Can EHR Natural Language Processing Detect Opioid Misuse Codes? | EHR Intelligence | 9/8/2020

… reported that the combined use of ICD codes and natural language processing data were more effective in identifying OUD than either method alone.” Researchers also observed additional substance and psychiatric codes in the EHR prescription drug monitoring program . These codes can evaluate definitions and identify risk factors. Using these terms, human reviewers can notify OUD associated with overdose and misuse. “Thus, this study contributes to the growing body of knowledge …

Some Politicians Remain in State of Denial About the Overdose Crisis | 9/3/2020

… issue while examining the wayward thinking permeating the House. Dr. Jeffrey Singer Ten years ago, federal and state governments began their crackdown on the prescribing of opioids to relieve pain. They enacted manufacturing quotas, Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), imposed one‐​size‐​fits‐​all practice guidelines on doctors, arrested doctors for “overprescribing,” and sued pharmaceutical companies. Yet, as the American Medical Association stated in the 2020 report from its Opioid …

Michigan Dental Association Endorses iCoreRx Electronic Prescribing Software | Globe Newswire | 9/2/2020

… McDermott. “MDA is proactively educating its members about the new law. iCoreRx actually speeds doctors’ workflow while complying to this new law and protecting patients.” Michigan doctors are also required to check the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, known as MAPS. iCoreRx software offers single-click, real-time access to MAPS. “The Michigan Dental Association selected iCoreRx following a competitive request for proposal process,” Cindy Hoogasian, director of MDA Services …

Michigan Dental Association Endorses iCoreRx Electronic Prescribing Software | 9/2/2020

… McDermott. “MDA is proactively educating its members about the new law. iCoreRx actually speeds doctors’ workflow while complying to this new law and protecting patients.” Michigan doctors are also required to check the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, known as MAPS. iCoreRx software offers single-click, real-time access to MAPS. “The Michigan Dental Association selected iCoreRx following a competitive request for proposal process,” Cindy Hoogasian, director of MDA Services …

Michigan Dental Association Endorses iCoreRx Electronic Prescribing Software | 9/2/2020

… McDermott. “MDA is proactively educating its members about the new law. iCoreRx actually speeds doctors’ workflow while complying to this new law and protecting patients.” Michigan doctors are also required to check the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, known as MAPS. iCoreRx software offers single-click, real-time access to MAPS. “The Michigan Dental Association selected iCoreRx following a competitive request for proposal process,” Cindy Hoogasian, director of MDA Services …

PDMP: Cut Down to 1.5 Minutes Per Patient | 9/2/2020

As a pediatric practice administrator, physician, or staff member, you know the importance of time. When serving children and their families, every minute is valuable. That’s why any process that feels slow or inefficient can cost you. The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) allows you to track patient data before prescribing controlled substances, such as those used to manage behavioral disorders like ADHD. While this is a necessary and useful …

The importance of data source in prescription drug monitoring program research | 9/2/2020

Abstract Objective To develop a legal research protocol for identifying various measures of prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) start dates, apply the protocol to create a useable PDMP database, and test whether the different legal databases that are meant to contain the same information produce divergent results when used in an illustrative empirical exercise. Data sources Original research from state statutes, regulations, policy statements, and interviews; alternative PDMP data from …

Michigan Dental Association Endorses iCoreRx Electronic Prescribing Software - GuruFocus.com | 9/2/2020

… Warning Signs with ICCT. Click here to check it out. ICCT 30-Year Financial Data The intrinsic value of ICCT Peter Lynch Chart of ICCT Michigan doctors are also required to check the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, known as MAPS. iCoreRx software offers single-click, real-time access to MAPS. “The Michigan Dental Association selected iCoreRx following a competitive request for proposal process,” Cindy Hoogasian, director of MDA Services …

Some Politicians Remain in a State of Denial About the Overdose Crisis | 9/1/2020

By Jeffrey A. Singer Ten years ago, federal and state governments began their crackdown on the prescribing of opioids to relieve pain. They enacted manufacturing quotas, Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), imposed one‐​size‐​fits‐​all practice guidelines on doctors, arrested doctors for “overprescribing,” and sued pharmaceutical companies. Yet, as the American Medical Association stated in the 2020 report from its Opioid Task Force , this approach has been an abject …

The AMA Opioid Task Force 2020 Report Should Come as No Surprise to Those Who Follow the Data | 8/31/2020

… recently released it Opioid Task Force 2020 Report . The Task Force found there was a 37.1 percent decrease in opioid prescriptions between 2014 and 2019; a 64.4 percent increase in the use of state prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) in the last year (739 million queries in 2019); and hundreds of thousands of physicians accessing continuing medical education courses on opioid prescribing (now mandatory in some states). However, the report …

Developing an Opioid Abuse Program: Three Guidelines from Model Practices | 8/31/2020

… Jonathan French, CPHIMS, SHIMSS, Senior Director, Quality and Patient Safety, HIMSS Published on August 31, 2020 Using our Davies Award recipients as case studies, it’s apparent that changing prescribing practices based on state mandated prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP), is only the first step to combating opioid addiction. Healthcare providers need to develop comprehensive opioid abuse programs to battle the opioid crisis. There are several critical areas of focus a …

Chapter CSB 4 - 2020-08-28 | 8/29/2020

… September 2015 No. 717 . CSB 4.01 CSB 4.01 Authority and scope. The rules in this chapter are adopted under authority in ss. 227.11 (2) (a) and 961.385 , Stats., for the purpose of creating a prescription drug monitoring program to collect and disclose information relating to the prescribing and dispensing of monitored prescription drugs. CSB 4.01 History History: CR 12-009 : cr. Register October 2012 No. 682 , eff. 1-1-13; correction made under …

Mental Health

Washington Healthcare Update - October 2020 #2 | 10/13/2020

Mental Health Proposed Regulations/Guidance HHS: Stakeholder Group to Address Health Coverage for Released Inmates HHS Proposes Rule to Implement President Trump’s Insulin Executive Order Final Regulations/Guidance FDA Issues Vaccine EUA Guidance Courts SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Whether States Can Regulate PBMs Reports GAO: Laboratory Safety - FDA Should Strengthen Efforts to Provide Effective Oversight GAO: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs - Views on Usefulness and Challenges of Programs OIG Questions Effectiveness …

Medicare

Washington Healthcare Update - October 2020 #2 | 10/13/2020

… 19 Vaccine FDA Will No Longer Review Labs’ EUA Requests For COVID-19 LDTs CMS Releases Star Ratings for 2021 Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Plans Ahead of Medicare Open Enrollment CMS: Revised … Safety - FDA Should Strengthen Efforts to Provide Effective Oversight GAO: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs - Views on Usefulness and Challenges of Programs OIG Questions Effectiveness of FDA’s Opioid REMS, Suggests Changes House Energy and Commerce Republican …

HIPAA

Michigan Dental Association Endorses iCoreRx Electronic Prescribing Software | Globe Newswire | 9/2/2020

… 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – via NEWMEDIAWIRE – iCoreConnect, Inc. (OTCQB: ICCT) announces the endorsement of iCoreRx by the Michigan Dental Association. The HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based e-Prescription software increases operational speed, helps reduce prescription abuse and … patients.” Michigan doctors are also required to check the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, known as MAPS. iCoreRx software offers single-click, real-time access to MAPS. “The Michigan Dental Association selected iCoreRx following a …

AMA

AMA report finds nearly 40% decline in opioid prescriptions, but overdose deaths continue to climb | FierceHealthcare | 7/21/2020

… of illicit drugs such as synthetic fentanyl, a new report finds. The report, released Tuesday by the American Medical Association (AMA), calls for greater access to the opioid antagonist naloxone and to remove barriers such … firm IQVIA. At the same time, registrations and use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs run by states increased. Last year, healthcare professionals accessed their state’s program 739 million times, a nearly 65% increase from 2018 …

CDC

MedChi Applauds Governor Hogan’s Recent Action Expanding Telehealth Services in Maryland | Business Wire | 4/3/2020

… of the important role of social distancing to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, Congress, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and private insurance companies are supporting the expanded use of telehealth for patient care … prescribing app to allow Maryland clinicians to access the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) data to help control the opioid crisis, through a partnership with MedChi and CRISP, the state’s Health Information Exchange that …

Medicaid

MedChi Applauds Governor Hogan’s Recent Action Expanding Telehealth Services in Maryland | Business Wire | 4/3/2020

… help fight the deadly coronavirus crisis,” Ransom said today. MedChi supported the first bill, Maryland Senate Bill 502, which requires Medicaid to provide mental health services appropriately delivered through telehealth to a patient in the … prescribing app to allow Maryland clinicians to access the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) data to help control the opioid crisis, through a partnership with MedChi and CRISP, the state’s Health Information Exchange that …

Telehealth

MedChi Urges the State of Maryland to Help Implement Telehealth Technology for Physicians to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus | PR Newswire | 3/11/2020

MedChi Urges the State of Maryland to Help Implement Telehealth Technology for Physicians to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus MedChi CTO Partners with DrFirst to Provide Backline with Telehealth for its Physician Practices News provided by … prescribing app to allow Maryland clinicians to access the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) data to help control the opioid crisis, through a partnership with MedChi and CRISP, the state’s Health Information Exchange that …

Pain Management

Curve Dental Enables Prescriptions to be Sent from Any Device | PR Newswire | 11/19/2019

… manage electronic prescriptions with ease, iPrescribe—write and send prescriptions from mobile devices, and PDMP—ensure compliance with certain states’ Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) registration for Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS). With the … abuse while assuring the availability of controlled substances for legitimate pain management purposes. Curve’s PDMP interface helps dental offices stay in compliance with state mandates, reducing manual and redundant steps by office staff. Curve’s PDMP …

Medication Management

Curve Dental Enables Prescriptions to be Sent from Any Device | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 11/19/2019

medication management solutions, Curve offers customers an efficient process for sending prescriptions from their everyday workflow within its cloud-based dental practice management solution. The new release includes three prescribing options; ePrescribe –manage electronic prescriptions with ease, iPrescribe—write and send prescriptions from mobile devices, and PDMP—ensure compliance with certain states’ Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) registration for Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS). With the new functionality in …

Electronic Prescriptions

Curve Dental Enables Prescriptions to be Sent from Any Device | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 11/19/2019

electronic prescriptions with ease, iPrescribe—write and send prescriptions from mobile devices, and PDMP—ensure compliance with certain states’ Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) registration for Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS). With the new functionality in Curve’s ePrescribe module, customers can streamline prescription writing and reduce prescribing errors using the SmartSuite™ feature. The feature minimizes the need to search for drugs by displaying commonly prescribed medications with complete sig …

UC Davis

Study Identifies Strengths and Weaknesses of State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs | 11/19/2019

Nov. 19 2019 Study Identifies Strengths and Weaknesses of State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs A new study by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found a consistent association between the adoption … 2010 to 2017. Researchers from Columbia, NYU Langone Health, and UC Davis studied these programs for the years 2002 to 2016 and classified them into three categories (Cooperative, Proactive, and Weak) for each state and …

Care Collaboration

Curve Dental Enables Prescriptions to be Sent from Any Device | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 11/19/2019

… manage electronic prescriptions with ease, iPrescribe—write and send prescriptions from mobile devices, and PDMP—ensure compliance with certain states’ Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) registration for Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS). With the … to improve patient outcomes. We create unconventional solutions that solve care collaboration, medication management, price transparency, and adherence challenges in healthcare. We provide our clients with real-time access to the information they need, exactly …

Substance Abuse

Audit Finds Prescription Drug Monitoring At Oregon’s Veterinarian Offices Needs Strengthening | 11/15/2019

Audit Finds Prescription Drug Monitoring At Oregon’s Veterinarian Offices Needs Strengthening By: Inside a pharmacy.jpg The Oregon Health Authority says that on average three Oregonians die each week as a result of opioid abuse./Kristian … found 15% of respondents suspected veterinary co-workers of having substance abuse issues, or of taking medications for themselves. “Also we found that (the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board) weren’t conducting background checks on veterinarians …

NIH

Google’s partnership alarms patients, privacy advocates, HHS - POLITICO | 11/13/2019

… revealed as part of a DEA lawsuit attempting to force Colorado to comply with a pair of administrative subpoenas seeking prescription drug monitoring program data relevant to an investigation into some allegedly suspicious dispensing patterns … ethics recs on mobile device-enabled research: A group of NIH-funded researchers on Tuesday released ethics and best practice guidelines for states, federal agencies, consumer tech companies and app developers conducting or overseeing unregulated …

Electronic Health Records

Your Child’s Social Determinants of Health Could be Used Against You | Medium | 11/6/2019

… Guidelines , deregulation is really driving some concerning changes in the American regulatory apparatus. Social Determinants & The Mandated & Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records SDOH is immersive and because the electronic health record (EHR) is not … in your health record (among other places such as the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program or PDMP) and with the advent of ‘predictive analytics,’ which I briefly introduced in Discrimination Based on History Coded into HIT …

Medical Education

PAINWeekEnd in San Antonio, Texas, Offers CE/CME Education to Refine the Skills of Pain Management Practitioners | PRWeb | 11/6/2019

medical education in pain management each year. The state has additionally sought to address the prescribing activity of all physicians in the arena of controlled substances, with revised prescription forms that became mandatory this year, and PMP Aware™, the state’s prescription drug monitoring program. PAINWeekEnd San Antonio will prepare attendees to comply with these and other stipulations, and to achieve better outcomes for their patients with pain. Course topics will …

21st Century Cures Act

Info blocking rule coming soon? - POLITICO | 10/30/2019

… INFO BLOCKING RULE SOON? OR SOONISH? — A final version of ONC’s information blocking rule, which outlines seven exemptions to the 21st Century Cures Act’s ban on interfering with the transfer of health information, has reached … Ashley Moody, after gaining legislative approval to use patient-level prescription drug monitoring program data in opioids lawsuits, has reaffirmed her plans to use that information in suits against drug manufacturers and distributors, our Florida …

Cures Act

Info blocking rule coming soon? - POLITICO | 10/30/2019

… RULE SOON? OR SOONISH? — A final version of ONC’s information blocking rule, which outlines seven exemptions to the 21st Century Cures Act’s ban on interfering with the transfer of health information, has reached OMB . CMS … Ashley Moody, after gaining legislative approval to use patient-level prescription drug monitoring program data in opioids lawsuits, has reaffirmed her plans to use that information in suits against drug manufacturers and distributors, our Florida …

Department of Health and Human Services

ONC: One-Third of Providers Can Access PDMP Data Within EHRs | EHR Intelligence | 10/28/2019

… of how hospitals are accessing the PDMP data through EHRs. By October 28, 2019 - One-in-three hospitals can access prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data within its EHR system, ONC leaders wrote in a … of how hospitals are accessing the PDMP data. Per a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) study , enhanced user interfaces and health IT integration are addressing the past PDMP issues. The use of content …

EMR

Bellwether PDMP case heard - POLITICO | 10/16/2019

prescription drug monitoring programs is making them easier to use. Integrate them with existing EMR, make the interface smooth and the response fast, let prescribers delegate the check to someone on their team, and pay them for their time.” A message from The SOAR Campaign: Emergency air medical services are a critical element of emergency response, especially in rural communities where access to trauma care facilities is limited. Recently proposed …

Mental Health Services

SAMHSA’s Balancing Act in Its 2019 Proposed Rulemaking: Weighing the Benefits of Enhanced Technology Against the Risks of Breach - Can 42 C.F.R. Part 2 Really Be Modernized? | 10/15/2019

… L. Bertolini , Steven G. Pine 15 October 2019 For the third time in as many years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“SAMHSA”) [1] has proposed revisions to the Confidentiality of Substance Use … other lawful holders to disclose dispensing and prescribing data to prescription drug monitoring programs (“PDMPs”) if required by law, with patient consent. Proposing to amend Part 2’s consent requirements, for the second time in …

Behavioral Health

Smartlink Health Enhances Opioid Prescribing Safety with Automated EHR-PDMP Integration | PR Newswire | 10/9/2019

… Solutions , a pioneer in bidirectional health data exchange via the user interface (UI), has automated the process of checking state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) databases, which track all controlled-substance prescriptions, with its flagship … single platform that enables physicians to leverage Medicare’s annual wellness, behavioral health and care management programs as a strategic bridge in the journey from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement. The secure platform seamlessly …

Behavioral Health Software

Google Alert - software | 10/3/2019

… Prescription drug monitoring company Appriss Health acquires behavioral health software … FierceHealthcare As the name suggests, OpenBeds’ software provides real-time data that shows open beds at inpatient psychiatric facilities and inpatient substance use … Flag as irrelevant Storm Reply Announces AWS Industrial Software Competency Premier Consulting Partner … Business Wire (press release) These highly specialized APN Consulting Partners support APN Technology Partners in the AWS Industrial Software Competency by deploying, … Flag as …

Clinical Decision Support

South Dakota Providing Appriss Health’s NarxCare and PMP Gateway Solutions to All Prescribers and Pharmacists Statewide | Globe Newswire | 9/12/2019

… that the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy is now using its PMP Gateway integration service to provide NarxCare and state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) information to all prescribers and pharmacists directly within electronic health … a visually interactive format to aid prescribers and pharmacists with clinical decision support. NarxCare also helps clinicians connect patients with additional resources within their community if needed, such as medication-assisted treatment. By delivering NarxCare …

Medication Adherence

1,000+ Maryland Prescribers Now Use DrFirst’s iPrescribe (SM) to Access the State’s PDMP and Keep Patients Safer | PR Newswire | 7/16/2019

… Maryland prescribers are making more informed prescribing decisions since adopting DrFirst’s mobile medical management platform, iPrescribe, to consult the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) database. DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing, medication … comprehensive medication history available, clinically specialized secure messaging, and patient medication adherence monitoring and benefits checking. Also, DrFirst was the first to offer e-prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS) and is considered the industry standard …

Cerner

Yavapai Regional reduces opioid prescriptions by 6% with Cerner EHR-PDMP integration | Healthcare IT News | 7/23/2020

Prescription Drug Monitoring reports; and three, decrease overall opioid prescriptions,” Eckman explained. PROPOSAL The proposal involved the option to have an embedded link within the provider workflow to allow them to open the Prescription Drug Monitoring data for controlled substance prescribing and fill history. Yavapai Regional turned to its EHR vendor Cerner for the answer. MARKETPLACE There are many vendors with electronic health records systems on the health IT market …

There’s a push to slow down required EHR-PDMP integration | Modern Healthcare | 6/26/2019

… EHR Association to the agency. Health IT groups also voiced support for a proposal to delay requiring hospitals to integrate prescription drug monitoring programs into their EHRs by 2020. The CMS in April had proposed … EHR-PDMP integration.” In comments to the agency, EHR maker Cerner Corp. agreed with the proposal, arguing that this measure should not be required until state PDMPs adhere to a standard for querying PDMP registries …

Allscripts

Yavapai Regional reduces opioid prescriptions by 6% with Cerner EHR-PDMP integration | Healthcare IT News | 7/23/2020

… repeated opioid use. “Our specific goals for this project were to: One, save providers time; two, increase utilization of the Prescription Drug Monitoring reports; and three, decrease overall opioid prescriptions,” Eckman explained. PROPOSAL The proposal … health records systems on the health IT market today, including Allscripts, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Epic, Greenway Health, HCS, Meditech and NextGen Healthcare. MEETING THE CHALLENGE Yavapai Regional adopted the Cerner integration to enable providers to access …

Surescripts CEO on monopoly accusations, private sector’s role in interoperability | Healthcare Dive | 10/21/2019

… rewarding companies for remaining loyal to Surescripts, requiring long-term exclusivity from almost all of its customers, pressuring EHR vendor Allscripts into keeping its business and entering into an agreement prohibiting a competitor, RelayHealth, from … and seizes applies to drug records contained in the state’s prescription drug monitoring program. “The government needs to provide guidance to the states to help make it more feasible for private industry to innovate around …

DrFirst

MedChi Urges the State of Maryland to Help Implement Telehealth Technology for Physicians to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus | PR Newswire | 3/11/2020

… the State of Maryland to Help Implement Telehealth Technology for Physicians to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus MedChi CTO Partners with DrFirst to Provide Backline with Telehealth for its Physician Practices News provided by Mar 11 … prescribing app to allow Maryland clinicians to access the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) data to help control the opioid crisis, through a partnership with MedChi and CRISP, the state’s Health Information Exchange that …

Curve Dental Enables Prescriptions to be Sent from Any Device | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 11/19/2019

… DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing, price transparency, and medication management solutions, Curve offers customers an efficient process for sending prescriptions from their everyday workflow within its cloud-based dental practice management solution. The new release includes three prescribing options; ePrescribe –manage electronic prescriptions with ease, iPrescribe—write and send prescriptions from mobile devices, and PDMP—ensure compliance with certain states’ Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) registration for …

Express Scripts

Electronic-Florida Online Reporting of Controlled Substance Evaluation Program Now Connected to Military Health System PDMP | Globe Newswire | 8/23/2019

prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is now sharing data with the Military Health System (MHS) PDMP. Appriss Health is the provider of the Florida PDMP, known as E-FORCSE ® (Electronic-Florida Online Reporting of Controlled Substance Evaluation Program), and partners with Express Scripts – one of the country’s leading pharmacy benefit managers – to support the Military Health System nationwide. The MHS PDMP helps improve the safe prescribing of controlled substances to …

Express Scripts and Appriss Health Create New Military Health System Prescription Drug Monitoring Program | PR Newswire | 4/23/2019

ST. LOUIS and LOUISVILLE, Ky. , April 23, Express Scripts, one of the nation’s leading pharmacy benefit managers, and Appriss Health , provider of the most comprehensive prescription drug monitoring platform for addressing substance use disorder (SUD) in the U.S., today announced the creation of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) for the Military Health System (MHS). The MHS PDMP is now the 54th PDMP in the U.S., and the 44th PDMP …

MEDITECH

MA Community Hospital Launches MEDITECH Web-Based EHR System | EHR Intelligence | 6/13/2019

Selection & Replacement News MA Community Hospital Launches MEDITECH Web-Based EHR System Lawrence General Hospital in Massachusetts recently went live with MEDITECH’s web-based EHR system to boost care coordination. 13, 2019 - Massachusetts-based Lawrence … company’s Expanse point of care, ambulatory, emergency department, acute, and prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) integration. Dig Deeper Hospitals in Two States Launch MEDITECH EHR Implementation “Partnering with Lawrence General is particularly meaningful, as we …

Lawrence General Hospital Goes LIVE With MEDITECH Expanse | Health IT Outcomes | 6/12/2019

Lawrence General Hospital Goes LIVE With MEDITECH Expanse WESTWOOD, MASS.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Building on MEDITECH’s industry-leading market share in Massachusetts, Lawrence General Hospital recently went LIVE with Expanse, the company’s fully integrated web-based … LIVE with Expanse Point of Care, Ambulatory, ED, Acute, and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) integration. “Partnering with Lawrence General is particularly meaningful, as we are helping our neighbor to achieve their goal of having …

NYU Langone Health

Study Identifies Strengths and Weaknesses of State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs | 11/19/2019

Nov. 19 2019 Study Identifies Strengths and Weaknesses of State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs A new study by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found a consistent association between the adoption … nearly five-fold from 2010 to 2017. Researchers from Columbia, NYU Langone Health, and UC Davis studied these programs for the years 2002 to 2016 and classified them into three categories (Cooperative, Proactive, and Weak …

State prescription drug monitoring programs: The rise and fall in heroin fatalities | 11/15/2019

… A new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found a consistent association between the adoption of state Prescription Drug Monitoring programs (PDMP) and death rates from heroin poisoning. However, the research showed … nearly 5-fold from 2010 to 2017. Researchers from Columbia, NYU Langone Health, and UC Davis studied these programs for the years 2002 to 2016 and classified them into latent classes (Cooperative, Proactive, and Weak …

Department of Veterans Affairs

Kuster prescription drug monitoring bill heads to Trump | The Seattle Times | 11/26/2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill authored by New Hampshire Congresswoman Annie Kuster to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs’ prescription drug monitoring program is headed to President Donald Trump’s desk. Kuster, a Democrat, says under current law, when Veterans Health Administration providers prescribe a controlled substance, the VHA is required to disclose that information to state-controlled substance monitoring programs. But it is currently only transmitting data for patients who …

Kuster prescription drug monitoring bill heads to Trump | 11/26/2017

Prescription drug monitoring bill heads to Trump’s desk Associated Press Published: November 26, 2017 12:24 PM 12:24 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill authored by New Hampshire Rep. Annie Kuster to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs’ prescription drug monitoring program is headed to President Donald Trump’s desk. Kuster, a Democrat, says under current law, when Veterans Health Administration providers prescribe a controlled substance, the VHA is required to disclose that …

Harry Herington

NIC To Announce First Quarter 2020 Results On April 27 | Business Wire | 4/8/2020

… 27, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) Call bridge: 1-888-394-8218 (U.S. callers) or 1-323-794-2588 (international callers) Conference ID: 8211581 Call leaders: Harry Herington , Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board Steve Kovzan , Chief Financial Officer … mobile platform, Gov2Go ® , as well as the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring platform, RxGov®. More information is available at www.egov.com . Contacts Angie Davids Senior VP, Marketing and Communications 913-754-7054 [email protected]

Arthur Allen

DHS ‘black hole’ complicates health care for immigrants - POLITICO | 12/2/2019

With help from Arthur Allen ( @arthurallen202 ) and Mohana Ravindranath ( @ravindranize ) Quick Fix Story Continued Below — DHS “black hole” complicates health care for immigrants: Disparate, poor standards of record-keeping at the Department of Homeland Security … 2020 in health privacy. A crackdown on opioids — enabled by prescription drug monitoring programs — is hurting Arkansas patients in pain, reports the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Pro-vaccine parents are taking on anti-vaxxers on Facebook …

Donald Trump

Google’s partnership alarms patients, privacy advocates, HHS - POLITICO | 11/13/2019

… revealed as part of a DEA lawsuit attempting to force Colorado to comply with a pair of administrative subpoenas seeking prescription drug monitoring program data relevant to an investigation into some allegedly suspicious dispensing patterns … discuss his 14-month tenure overseeing the agency under President Donald Trump and concerns about the agency’s future. — Big concern: Implementing the MISSION Act. Shulkin warned that technical elements inside the sweeping legislation, which governs …

G. Cameron Deemer

DrFirst Collaborates with OneHealthPort to Provide Seamless Integration with Washington State’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to Help Prevent Opioid Abuse | PR Newswire | 11/12/2019

… with OneHealthPort , the Health Information Exchange (HIE) for the state of Washington , to seamlessly integrate its technology with the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The PDMP is an electronic database that tracks prescriptions for … important tool to identify patients at risk of addiction,” said G. Cameron Deemer , president of DrFirst. “Streamlining the connection to the PDMP means they can more quickly make treatment decisions that help tackle the opioid …

Steven C. Anderson

DEA Drug Take Back Day Backed by National Association of Chain Drug Stores | PRWeb | 10/25/2019

… locations, and have made possible the disposal of millions of pounds of these and other drugs,” said NACDS President & CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE. “NACDS members offer diverse drug disposal solutions that are right … 19% ineffective/15% don’t know or no opinion “Participate in prescription drug monitoring programs, which tracks patient behaviors that may contribute to the opioid epidemic” – 64% effective/18% ineffective/18% don’t know or no opinion …

Darius Tahir

DEA misses special registration deadline - POLITICO | 10/25/2019

and Darius Tahir ( @dariustahir ) Editor’s — DEA misses special registration deadline: The Drug Enforcement Administration is still working on a proposal on special registration for virtually prescribing controlled substances. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), who led … related behavioral treatment and giving state Medicaid agencies access to prescription drug monitoring programs. At least one lawmaker says there’s more work to be done. While the Trump administration “has moved pretty expeditiously” on implementing …

Mike Parson

Why Missouri’s The Last Holdout On A Statewide Rx Monitoring Program | Kaiser Health News | 5/20/2019

… h1 span class=”byline” Lauren Weber /span p Missouri retained its lonely title as the only state without a statewide prescription drug monitoring program — for the a href=”https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6143564/” seventh year … overdue-statewide-prescription-drug-monitoring/article_c5dda0b4-7be1-55ed-9215-227aadd3349f.html” Republican Gov. Mike Parson /a had pushed for it and, more important, its longtime opponent was no longer in office to block it. /p p But, because …

Donald J. Trump

New Laws Limiting Opioid Prescriptions Create Undue Barriers - The ASCO Post | 5/10/2019

… prescription-limit laws adversely affect patients with cancer and cancer survivors. Addressing the Opioid Overdose Epidemic In October 2017, President Donald J. Trump declared the opioid crisis a “national public health emergency.” 6 Similarly, the … approaches. For example, most states have adopted or strengthened electronic prescription drug monitoring programs. These programs require prescribers to check the database before prescribing an opioid, and they require pharmacies to enter information about dispensed …

Hal Rogers

Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Awards John L. Eadie with 2019 Congressman Hal Rogers Beacon of Hope Award | PRWeb | 4/23/2019

The Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit named John L. Eadie as the recipient of the second annual Congressman Hal Rogers Beacon of Hope Award. The award is named for Hal Rogers, U.S. Congressman, Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District, the founder of Operation UNITE , the original organizer of and now educational advisor for the summit. Eadie, who lives in Rensselaer, N.Y., is the Public Health and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program’s (PDMP) project …

David Shulkin

VA and DOD IT focus - POLITICO | 1/18/2018

… Cerner implementation. Officials from ONC and Jared Kushner’s Office of American Innovation also will take part, along with department secretary David Shulkin. As you’ll recall, Shulkin told a POLITICO event last month that his determination … grab.” PDMP UPDATE: What’s been happening across the nation in prescription drug monitoring programs? — Public support: The public seems to like the idea of prescription drug monitoring program, per an article from Harvard pollsters Bob …

David Pittman

Johnson, Meadows back legislation scrapping multi-state plan program - POLITICO | 12/16/2017

… many of you. Keep us in the know: Send Senate picks and health care tips to Paul Demko ( @PaulDemko ) and David Pittman ( @David_Pittman ). Faster, Smarter Legislative Tracking: Don’t wait until 2018 to try L … your apparent conflict with regard to opioids and specifically with prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs).” See Murray’s letter . Physician group signals opposition to ‘extenders’ pay-for. Specialty doctors are fighting back against one way lawmakers …

Chris Christie

ASTHO Requests $1 Billion in Emergency Supplemental Funding for Opioid Epidemic | PR Newswire | 12/4/2017

… surveillance to improve our understanding of the epidemic. Expanding opioid misuse and addiction prevention campaigns. Linking electronic health records and prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs). Expanding partnerships and collaboration with law enforcement. Expanding access to … recommendations included in the President’s Opioid Commission report and Gov. Chris Christie’s recent call for additional resources to address the opioid crisis. To view ASTHO’s $1 billion opioid emergency supplemental request, click here . Visit my.astho.org …

Scott Gottlieb

FDA offers more guidance on digital health - POLITICO | 12/1/2017

… HEALTH: FDA is offering a trio of guidance on digital health, the agency announced today in a statement by Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. The most important of the three concerns clinical decision support guidance, promised since … officials from Massachusetts and Washington state described how their revamped prescription drug monitoring programs had reduced prescription drug overdoses. Yet in both states, opioid overdoses have increased because of heroin and fentanyl deaths. Tracking overdose …

Tom Price

VA Cerner lawsuit tossed out - POLITICO | 11/1/2017

… charged that VA Secretary David Shulkin — who may still be in the running to replace high-flying former HHS Secretary Tom Price — violated federal contracting law in June by announcing the award without first conducting … make more patient data available to physicians, and to tweak prescription drug monitoring programs. PDMPs would be more effective if insurers had access to the data, and if methadone prescriptions were added to the program …

Louisville, Kentucky

Idaho Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to be Integrated into Electronic Health Record Systems Statewide with Appriss Health’s PMP Gateway Solution | 6/25/2020

Boise, ID and Louisville, KY, June 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Boise, ID and Louisville, KY – June 24, 2020 —The Idaho Board of Pharmacy announced their statewide initiative to integrate Idaho Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ID PDMP) data into approved electronic health record (EHR) and pharmacy systems throughout the state, using Appriss Health’s PMP Gateway solution . PMP Gateway is the nation’s leading managed service platform enabling the integration of PDMP information …

Idaho Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to be Integrated into Electronic Health Record Systems Statewide with Appriss Health’s PMP Gateway Solution | 6/25/2020

Boise, ID and Louisville, KY, June 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Idaho Board of Pharmacy announced their statewide initiative to integrate Idaho Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ID PDMP) data into approved electronic health record (EHR) and pharmacy systems throughout the state, using Appriss Health’s PMP Gateway solution . PMP Gateway is the nation’s leading managed service platform enabling the integration of PDMP information within real-time care team workflow to help …