Prescription Drug Monitoring

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and Overdoses: Advancing the Next Generation of Research | 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

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Heavenly Care Pharmacy; Decision and Order | 8/28/2020

… id. at 5-7 (citing 21 CFR 1304.11 (a) and (b); 1304.11(e)(1)(iii) and (iv); 1304.11(e)(6); 1304.21(a); and 1305.04(a)); and (3) inaccurately reported its dispensing data to the Alabama Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), which the OSC alleged “clearly constitutes ‘such other conduct which may threaten the public health and safety’ that counsels against [Respondent’s] maintenance of a DEA registration,” id. at 7 (citing 21 …

The smart Trick of addiction link That No One is Discussing | 8/25/2020

… how important The usa’s voice is from the discussion about the church and the earth.Hillary will likely do the job with states to ascertain greater to start with response, guarantee that prescribers are applying prescription drug monitoring plans right before they create scripts for more painkillers, and reform the felony justice procedure to emphasise treatment over incarceration.My utilizing started off out reasonably harmless with what I think about regular teenage …

Meet the candidates running for western Greene County’s statehouse seat this fall | 8/23/2020

… perspective and understanding of issues that come before the legislature and will help me serve the citizens of western Greene County. My campaign has been about some of those issues from the beginning: A prescription drug monitoring program, common sense gun reform, expanding Medicaid and funding education should be things that both sides can agree on. Instead, Republicans fight them at every turn. Since I started my campaign, however, other …

Health IT Business News – August 20, 2020 | 8/20/2020

… Information Network (IHIN), the state’s official health information exchange (HIE), has partnered with Appriss Health ( @apprisshealth ), provider of a platform for opioid stewardship and substance use disorder (SUD) in the U.S., to provide state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) connectivity and information to Iowa physicians and pharmacists. This partnership will help clinicians identify, manage and prevent prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion. OpenBeds Partners with the Alaska Department of Health …

Leveraging Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs to Evaluate Opioid Policy Interventions | 8/20/2020

… have been enacted to curtail prescription opioid overdoses, including implementation of statewide opioid prescribing guidelines and rescheduling of hydrocodone from DEA Schedule III to Schedule II. We aimed to use data from the Ohio Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) to evaluate the effects of these policies. Study Design Retrospective study of all opioid prescriptions dispensed in the state of Ohio from 2010 to 2017. We first determined the number and …

How well do doctors know their patients? Evidence from a mandatory access prescription drug monitoring program | 8/14/2020

How well do doctors know their patients? Evidence from a mandatory access prescription drug monitoring program from Health Economics at https://bit.ly/2PQQHTs on August 14, 2020 at 12:39AM Abstract Many opioid control policies target the prescribing behavior of health care providers. In this paper, we study the first comprehensive state‐level policy requiring providers to access patients’ opioid history before making prescribing decisions. We compare prescribers in Kentucky, which …

E-FORCSE- About the Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program | 8/11/2020

Home » Addiction Blog » E-FORCSE- About the Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program E-FORCSE- About the Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program 11 Aug drug monitoring , Florida , prescription drugs E-FORCSE: The Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Prescription drugs are used for a variety of reasons, but among the long laundry list of possible side effects, there is sometimes a high risk of addiction. While many people are quick to brush …

IHIN Partners with Appriss Health to Improve Public Health by Monitoring Prescriptions and Preventing Substance Use Disorder | PR Newswire | 8/6/2020

DES MOINES, Iowa , The Iowa Health Information Network (IHIN), the state’s official health information exchange (HIE), has partnered with Appriss Health , provider of the most comprehensive platform for opioid stewardship and substance use disorder (SUD) in the U.S., to provide state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) connectivity and information to Iowa physicians and pharmacists. This partnership will help clinicians identify, manage and prevent prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion. Continue …

Rehder beats Swan by 141 votes in heated GOP primary in southeast Missouri (AUDIO) | 8/5/2020

A veteran state lawmaker who’s been advocating for prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation for eight years has narrowly won a GOP Senate primary in southeast Missouri, by 141 votes. State Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Scott City, speaks on the Missouri House floor in Jefferson City on February 24, 2020 (file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications) State Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Scott City, defeated State Rep. Kathy …

34% decline in opioid prescribing since 2014 | News | sandmountainreporter.com | 8/5/2020

According to a new report released by the American Medical Association, Alabama physicians have reduced opioid prescribing by 34.4% since 2014, increased the use of state prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) and decreased the total morphine milligram equivalents by 46.6% since 2014. Our physicians also have continued to educate themselves on safe prescribing, pain management and recognizing signs of addiction. “Everyone can agree there is no quick fix to the …

State Strategies to Improve the Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs to Address Opioid and other Substance Use Disorders | 8/5/2020

Because PDMPs are already widely adopted and utilized among states and providers, the considerations in this toolkit reflect opportunities for state leaders to share best practices and make enhancements to advance functionality and improve utilization as part of a broader data-driven approach to promote the health and wellbeing of state residents. It also serves as a primer for individuals interested in learning about how PDMPs can advance initiatives to …

Publications Archives - National Governors Association | 8/5/2020

FAQ Publications Archive State Strategies to Improve the Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs to Address Opioid and other Substance Use Disorders Aug. 5, 2020 (View/Download) Executive Summary States have implemented many different strategies to address opioid use disorder/substance use disorders (OUD/SUD) and promote safe prescribing practices. One of these strategies is … The Navigator – North Carolina’s Online Work-Based Learning Platform Jul. 8, 2020 The NGA Center …

HIPAA

Oklahoma Dental Association Endorses iCoreRx Electronic Prescription | Globe Newswire | 7/30/2020

WINDERMERE, FL, via NEWMEDIAWIRE – iCoreConnect, Inc. (OTCQB: ICCT) announces the Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) Rewards Program’s endorsement of iCoreRx. The HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based ePrescription software offers single-click, real-time access to state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs. The ODA represents more than 80% of the licensed dentists in Oklahoma. iCoreConnect President and CEO Robert McDermott explains why this is a strategic partnership for ODA members. “Oklahoma law now mandates …

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 …

American Medical Association

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

… to spiraling use 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 … 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 …

Drug Diversion

Proposed Changes to Regulations Governing the Confidentiality of Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment Records Reflects Concerns About Opioid Crisis | 12/3/2019

… and to coordinate care with general medical providers. SAMHSA proposed to amend the rules to permit disclosures to state-operated prescription drug monitoring programs, but only with the patient’s written consent. SAMHSA proposed amending the … investigators and informants when prosecutors investigate alleged wrongdoing, such as drug diversion, at Part 2 Programs. Many health care providers would like to see further modification of the confidentiality rules governing the treatment records of …

Mental Health

Tech companies use legal shield on opioid liability - Politico | 11/27/2019

prescription drug monitoring programs, in certain situations, can help ameliorate the drug crisis. — Harris proposes HIPAA tweaks: The California senator has some thoughts about how HIPAA can be changed to help with the mental health crisis. And more. But first, the jump. eHealth tweet of the day: Rahul Kothari @rahulk013 “Flight attendant: Is there a doctor on this flight? Dad: nudging me that should’ve been you Me: Not now Dad …

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 …

Dental Practice Management

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

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 Curve’s ePrescribe module, customers can streamline prescription writing and reduce prescribing errors using the SmartSuite™ feature. The feature minimizes the …

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 Medical Record

Randomised clinical trial of an emergency department-based peer recovery support intervention to increase treatment uptake and reduce recurrent overdose among individuals at high risk for opioid overdose: study protocol for the navigator trial | BMJ | 11/12/2019

… who receive methadone or buprenorphine from a licensed opioid treatment programme. In addition to this data resource, records from the prescription drug monitoring programme maintained by the Rhode Island Department of Health will be used … health information exchange that provides a unified data system for electronic medical records (EMRs) for all major health systems in Rhode Island, allowing us to identify repeat visits for suspected opioid overdoses at all 12 …

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 …

Medicare

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

… United States SDOH is being implemented both in the consumer healthcare sector and by government-subsidized payers like Medicaid and Medicare, and it’s also becoming a focus for employers. ‘Collaborating with public health and community … 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 …

Virtual Care

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

… related legislation, rumored to be an updated version of the CONNECT for Health Act , which would expand Medicare reimbursement for virtual care. Some provisions of that bill, including the expansion of telestroke reimbursement and coverage … 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 …

Information Blocking Rule

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

… 11:30 am. RSVP today : www.aad.org/skinseriousbriefing Driving the Day 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 … 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 …

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 …

EHR Integration

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 … more prevalent and mandatory in an increasing number of states. EHR integration and health IT was crucial aspect of this process. CMS’ opioid roadmap , which was released in the summer of 2018 listed several key …

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 …

athenahealth

How EHR-Integrated PDMPs Increase Interoperability, Decrease Burden | EHR Intelligence | 3/11/2020

A prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) query typically takes five to seven minutes, but if it is implemented into the EHR, it only takes seconds. A prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) that is implemented into … was implemented directly into the EHR called athenaClinicals, created by athenahealth. Using this network, he noted an immediate decrease in workload. READ MORE: ONC: One-Third of Providers Can Access PDMP Data Within EHRs “This …

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 … bloggers call for a Health Information Agency. HIStalk interviews new athenahealth CEO Bob Segert . Follow us on Twitter Arthur Allen @ArthurAllen202 Mohana Ravindranath @ravindranize Darius Tahir @dariustahir Follow Us …

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 …

Surescripts

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

… fraud and efforts to reduce medication errors. Owned jointly by heavyweights CVS and Cigna, the Arlington, Virginia-based IT company Surescripts controls roughly 80% of the market after getting in on the ground floor almost … 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 …

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

… the state. And more. But first, the jump. eHealth tweet of the day: Keith Humphreys @KeithNHumphreys “Next best step for prescription drug monitoring programs is making them easier to use. Integrate them with existing EMR … a big health IT antitrust case against e-prescription network Surescripts. The agency has accused Surescripts, a dominant intermediary in relaying digital prescriptions, of abusing its position to crowd out competitors and slow innovation. Surescripts

Quest Diagnostics

Majority of Physicians Fear Another Prescription Drug Crisis, Finds New Quest Diagnostics Health Trends™ Report | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 10/16/2019

… to illicit drugs if they do not have access to prescription opioids, according to a new Health Trends™ report from Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX). Seventy percent of primary care physicians wish they had more training … and practicing pain specialist Jeffrey Gudin , M.D., Senior Medical Advisor, Prescription Drug Monitoring, Quest Diagnostics. “While gabapentin may not have opioids’ addictive potential, it can exaggerate euphoric effects when combined with opioids or anxiety medications …

Majority of Physicians Fear Another Prescription Drug Crisis, Finds New Quest Diagnostics Health Trends™ Report | PR Newswire | 10/16/2019

… to illicit drugs if they do not have access to prescription opioids, according to a new Health Trends™ report from Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX ). Seventy percent of primary care physicians wish they had more training … and practicing pain specialist Jeffrey Gudin , M.D., Senior Medical Advisor, Prescription Drug Monitoring, Quest Diagnostics. “While gabapentin may not have opioids’ addictive potential, it can exaggerate euphoric effects when combined with opioids or anxiety medications …

Omada Health

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

… the state. And more. But first, the jump. eHealth tweet of the day: Keith Humphreys @KeithNHumphreys “Next best step for prescription drug monitoring programs is making them easier to use. Integrate them with existing EMR … about the company vision,” the authors wrote. NEWS AND NOTES — Omada Health announced a partnership with Abbott Monday. The medical device firm, which manufactures a smartphone-compatible glucose monitor, will work with Omada to bring …

Lobbying groups tell ONC to start over on info blocking rule - POLITICO | 5/31/2019

… Don’t lean too much on PDMPs, federal task force says: The HHS-led interagency task force pointed out that the prescription drug monitoring programs aren’t error proof. — More on dwindling abortion access: Women in vast … officer, a new role, Becker’s reports . … Wei-Li Shao joins Omada Health from Eli Lilly and will serve as Omada’s chief commercial officer. What We’re Reading — Pokémon is getting into sleep tracking, MobiHealthNews’ Dave Muoio …

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 …

IMS Health

Pharmacists Play Key Role in Opioid Management | HealthIT Analytics | 7/9/2019

… generation. According to the survey, emailed to journalists, 71% pharmacists report involvement with this strategy. 65% of survey respondents use prescription drug monitoring database searches to track prescribing practices and patient behavior that can drive … participation in outpatient clinics. The responses are linked to the IMS Health hospital database’s information about hospital characteristics such as region, for-profit status, and number of beds. 811 pharmacy directors at general and children’s …

IQVIA™ Institute for Human Data Science Releases 2019 Medicines Report on U.S. Drug Consumption; U.S. Rx Opioid Volume Declined 17% in 2018 – Largest Single-Year Drop Ever Recorded | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 5/9/2019

… prescriptions relative to MAT prescriptions, while all New England states showed fewer than average opioid prescriptions and higher MAT use. Prescription drug monitoring programs now in place in 49 states significantly limit prescribing of high … to the life sciences industry. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA applies human data science — leveraging the analytic rigor and clarity of data science to the ever-expanding scope of human …

Cerner

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 …

NIC Inc. Launches RxGov® Prescription Drug Monitoring Platform for State of Maryland | Business Wire | 6/3/2019

OLATHE, Kan.- NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV), the nation’s leader of innovative digital government solutions, announced that its RxGov prescription drug monitoring platform (PDMP) is now live in the State of Maryland. RxGov was launched in … standards and interface with a list of vendors, including Epic, Cerner, Meditech, Allscripts, NextGen, and others. NIC was also recently selected to provide its RxGov prescription drug monitoring platform to the State of Nebraska, where …

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 …

Ascension

Tech companies use legal shield on opioid liability - Politico | 11/27/2019

… in fighting the crisis. — Another study suggests PDMP effectiveness: A new study — the second recent one — provides some evidence that prescription drug monitoring programs, in certain situations, can help ameliorate the drug crisis. — Harris proposes … digital innovations. Former ONC head David Blumenthal analyzes the Google-Ascension news. Follow …

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

… help from Arthur Allen ( @arthurallen202 ) and Mohana Ravindranath ( @ravindranize ) Quick Fix Story Continued Below — Google partnership raises hullabaloo: The Google-Ascension partnership — which reportedly features company coders sifting through millions of patients’ data in the … 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. Colorado, the federal government claims, is trying to redact personally …

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 …

Catholic Health Services

Will New Alliances Aid Quest Diagnostics (DGX) Q3 Earnings? - October 17, 2019 - Zacks.com | 10/17/2019

Catholic Health Services (CHS), an integrated health care delivery system, and hc1, a bioinformatics player in precision testing, in the impending quarterly release. With respect to the third element of offering its diagnostic innovation a wider access, the company has been witnessing growth in prescription drug monitoring, QuantiFERON, tuberculosis test, T-SPOT, Cardio IQ and mutual testing. Per the company, the recently-inked consolidation deals are predicted to upgrade its …

Will New Alliances Aid Quest Diagnostics (DGX) Q3 Earnings? | Yahoo News | 10/17/2019

Catholic Health Services (CHS), an integrated health care delivery system, and hc1, a bioinformatics player in precision testing, in the impending quarterly release. With respect to the third element of offering its diagnostic innovation a wider access, the company has been witnessing growth in prescription drug monitoring, QuantiFERON, tuberculosis test, T-SPOT, Cardio IQ and mutual testing. Per the company, the recently-inked consolidation deals are predicted to upgrade its …

Catholic Health

Will New Alliances Aid Quest Diagnostics (DGX) Q3 Earnings? - October 17, 2019 - Zacks.com | 10/17/2019

Catholic Health Services (CHS), an integrated health care delivery system, and hc1, a bioinformatics player in precision testing, in the impending quarterly release. With respect to the third element of offering its diagnostic innovation a wider access, the company has been witnessing growth in prescription drug monitoring, QuantiFERON, tuberculosis test, T-SPOT, Cardio IQ and mutual testing. Per the company, the recently-inked consolidation deals are predicted to upgrade its …

Will New Alliances Aid Quest Diagnostics (DGX) Q3 Earnings? | Yahoo News | 10/17/2019

Catholic Health Services (CHS), an integrated health care delivery system, and hc1, a bioinformatics player in precision testing, in the impending quarterly release. With respect to the third element of offering its diagnostic innovation a wider access, the company has been witnessing growth in prescription drug monitoring, QuantiFERON, tuberculosis test, T-SPOT, Cardio IQ and mutual testing. Per the company, the recently-inked consolidation deals are predicted to upgrade its …

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 …

Kaiser Permanente

Congress returns to a full plate - POLITICO | 11/16/2017

… Medicare’s various quality-payment schemes. PDMP WORKS IN SOUTH CAROLINA: Opioid prescriptions in South Carolina dropped 29 percent after a prescription drug monitoring program was put in place, a study from the University of South … safety problems in medical products early. The initiative’s partners include Kaiser Permanente and Optum, among others, and the agency has been examining the possibilities of using databases to monitor every product from blood to veterinary …

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

… also be useful to reform 42 CFR Part 2 to 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 … and the VA talked about their OpenNotes implementations, as did Kaiser Permanente officials from southern California, according to OpenNotes’ John Santa. Medstar and Kaiser Permanenente Mid-Atlantic did not attend, he said, but Epic, Cerner …

UnitedHealthcare

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 … and helps make up a shortfall from the exit of UnitedHealthcare. — AMIA blasts NIH data strategy: The American Medical Informatics Association isn’t pleased with the NIH draft data-sharing policy published last week. The agency …

Can Five Elements Drive Quest Diagnostics (DGX) Q1 Earnings? - April 17, 2019 - Zacks.com | 4/17/2019

… relationships with hospital health systems, Quest Diagnostics entered 2019 on a bullish note. Banking on its in-network status with UnitedHealthcare, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Blue Cross Blue Shield of … diagnostic innovation, principal growth catalysts in the fourth quarter were prescription drug monitoring, QuantiFERON, tuberculosis test and Cardio IQ. We are also optimistic about the company’s successful execution of its plans OF building an esoteric …

Cigna

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

… emphasis on reduction of drug abuse and fraud and efforts to reduce medication errors. Owned jointly by heavyweights CVS and Cigna, the Arlington, Virginia-based IT company Surescripts controls roughly 80% of the market after … 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 …

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

… the most comprehensive platform for opioid stewardship and substance use disorder (SUD) in the U.S., today announced that the Florida prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is now sharing data with the Military Health System (MHS … more.We are Champions For Better SM .Express Scripts, part of Cigna, unlocks new value in pharmacy, medical, and beyond to further total health for all. David Griffin Appriss Health 502-815-3880 [email protected] Related Articles More …

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 …

Steven Anderson

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

… for reducing the abuse of legal, prescribed opioids?” The results were: “Support patient and provider education on the risks of opioids” – 66% effective/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 “Promote access to naloxone, a medication to prevent overdose” – 52% effective/24 …

Mitch McConnell

Presidential candidate floats national cannabis referendum (Newsletter: October 15, 2019) | 10/15/2019

… page. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Marijuana Moment got a look inside a private luncheon Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) held with cannabis industry representatives during a marijuana-focused visit to … fund” paid for by the industry and reporting purchases to prescription drug monitoring programs. The congressional marijuana banking vote “signals a positive shift in House members’ attitudes toward marijuana” but “does not go nearly far …

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 …