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Illinois 2021 Prescription Monitoring Program Enhancement Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,650,000)

2021 Illinois Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Grant Request (O-BJA-2021-49001) 

The Illinois Department of Human Services’ Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is applying for the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Grant in the amount of $1,500,000 for 36 months.    

The Illinois 2021 PMP Enhancement Project will improve the PMP in various ways.  Illinois Statute requires that all Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems integrate with PMP data through PMP’s PMPnow service.  Since no agency in Illinois tracks and identifies EHRs, PMP will identify and work with healthcare providers’ EHRs to meet state compliance and expedite the available data received during treatment of patients.  PMP and vendor, Logicoy, will provide PMPnow connections for EHR systems who have yet to connect to the PMP.  The PMP will expand its PMPnow service to allow PMP users the opportunity to view recent sports related or accident injuries via the Injury and Accident Notification System.   

The PMP team will use the expertise of Eastern Illinois University (EIU) team members to provide patient inquiry views, automated process updates, interactive data maps and machine learning.   EIU team members will also provide a report notification system that will notify PMP users of pending reports.  In an effort to provide data, trends, and potential hot spot visuals to the public for awareness, the PMP will provide non-identifiable information on the website through an interactive dashboard that will serve to inform the public as well as decrease the data necessarily provided on demand through data requests.  PMP will continue to increase interstate data sharing through the RxCheck hub. 

Projects proposed by this funding opportunity will serve all Illinois prescribers, dispensers and the more than 12.67 million Illinois residents.  The projects will also serve surrounding States’ providers and residents.    

The benefits of this project will be maximized by utilizing existing collaborations with  EIU, integration vendor Logicoy and the Illinois Department of Public Health (DPH).  EIU and Logicoy will assist with the website and PMPnow enhancements ensuring the success of these projects.  DPH will assist by providing additional data sets to help identify at-risk patients.  

The proposed 2021 Harold Rogers grant will assist the PMP in accomplishing these goals between 2021 and 2024.   

The PMP grants the Office of Justice Programs permission to share this abstract publicly.

Date Created: November 15, 2021