Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,768,360)
The purpose of this proposal is to request funding in the amount of $1,618,360, from the FY 21 PDMP to complete enhancements to California’s Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) through technological upgrades that will improve the CURES’ reporting features for the CURES Report Modernization. The CURES Report Modernization will support statewide efforts to detect and prevent the diversion and abuse of pharmaceutically controlled substances such as opioids and other prescription drugs.
The CA DOJ, the Department of Consumer Affairs, along with law enforcement and regulatory agencies, use California’s CURES data to assist their efforts to control the diversion and resultant abuse of controlled substances. Additionally, CURES data may be used for statistical analysis, education, and research. Currently, there are over 100+ reports generated using Cognos and Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) tools. The objective is to consolidate the reporting solution using modern technology that will be more user-friendly and cost-effective to maintain.
This proposal would allow the CA DOJ to leverage analytics of the modernized reporting and further the goals and objectives of the FY 21 PDMP funding to enhance California’s CURES and support collaboration.