Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,627,287)
The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) is submitting this application for the 2021 Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program grant (competitive grant announcement number O-BJA-2021-49001) to request $1,477,287 for a statewide 36-month project titled Enhancing Access to E-FORCSE Data.
The proposed project supports the grant program objectives by (1) enhancing the Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), known as E-FORCSE® (Electronic Florida Online Reporting of Controlled Substances Evaluation); (2) implementing bidirectional, standards-based PDMP integration efforts to promote safe and responsible prescribing while also ensuring appropriate care; (3) improving the quality and accuracy of PDMP data; and (4) producing and disseminating educational materials. FDOH will accomplish these goals through the following objectives:
Expand integration of PDMP information into FDOH's 67 county health departments (CHDs) electronic health recordkeeping (EHR) system known as the Health Management System (HMS).
Augment the existing HMS Drug Utilization Review (DUR) with PDMP information to provide alerts based on clinical criteria, including documented allergies, drug-drug interactions with other listed medications, and duplicate therapy instances with other medications.
Reconcile each controlled substance electronically prescribed in HMS using the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) script with the medications dispensed and reported to the PDMP.
Maintain and expand the E-FORCSE Insight (EFI) data warehouse to improve the quality and accuracy of PDMP data by incorporating seamless open data that support a public website and enhance data visualizations that facilitate reporting, dashboards, scorecards, etc.
Expand existing outreach and education efforts.
The proposed pilot project will benefit public health in the state of Florida. Prescribers and pharmacists practicing in FDOH's 67 CHDs will benefit from workflow efficiencies through EHR integration and enhanced DUR clinical alerts. Public health policymakers will benefit from improved data accessibility through the maintenance and expansion of EFI.