Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $2,000,000)
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NE DHHS) proposes to implement the Nebraska PDMP enhancement and Integration Project. Nebraska’s PDMP is unique in that it collects all prescription information, not just controlled medications. The current infrastructure, however, is insufficient to analyze this data. The purpose of this project is to enhance the PDMP infrastructure to help in analyzing data and to improve sharing, cleaning and use of the PDMP. in Nebraska. Project activities include : enhance the PDMP system through verification of user requests with federal and state license numbers; integrate PDMP data into the DHHS data system; support collaboration among law enforcement, prosecutors, public health officials, treatment providers, and drug courts in the collection and analysis of Naloxone data; utilize emerging technology and reporting methods to improve the collection and sharing of PDMP data both intrastate and interstate; facilitate electronic information sharing among states in compliance with the Prescription Monitoring Information Exchange (PMIX) National Architecture; improve the quality and accuracy of PDMP data through the create of an enhanced dashboard; support bidirectional, standards-based PDMP integration efforts with other health information technology systems such as electronic health records (EHRs), pharmacy dispensing software (PDS) systems, health information exchanges (HIEs), the eHealth Exchange, federally operated and tribally operated health care facilities, Veterans Administration-operated health care facilities, and other systems that are essential to promoting safe and responsible prescribing, while also assuring appropriate pain care and (8) Provide and develop training for system users.. Expected outcomes include: clean the PDMP database of users that do not currently have licenses, allow DHHS to fully analyze and use the PDMP data to look for trends in drug usage and prescribing, determine the impact Naloxone has had regarding drug overdoses by combining multiple datasets regarding the sale and use of Naloxone, enhance the sharing of PDMP data through the state and for interstate requests, enhancing current dashboards for PDMP users, facilitate the interoperability of the PDMP through workflow integrations of Electronic Health Records, Pharmacy Dispensing Software, and Health Information.