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New Hampshire FY 23 PDMP Program

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,306,071)

The New Hampshire Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (NH PDMP) plans is to actively manage the PDMP and enhance the current project. The success of the PDMP system as a clinical tool relies on its capacity to make available timely and accurate prescription data, as well as the delivery of solicited and unsolicited data and reports containing analyses of prescribing patterns. NH plans to maintain and improve current data, reporting, and analysis capacity by identifying registrants, via user account review, who have self-selected incorrect clinical specialties upon registration with the PDMP and make corrections to such specialties to improve the applicability of peer comparison data contained in the reports. The NH PDMP will also seek system enhancement functionality that notifies prescribers if one of their prescriptions, once filled and uploaded into the system, exceeded the threshold set for an established clinical alert. Lastly, to actively manage the PDMP, New Hampshire PDMP will audit pharmacy data uploaded to the PDMP to assess timeliness of data upload, identify data errors, engage pharmacies and dispensers to correct those errors, and provide education to pharmacies and dispensers to reduce the incidence of future errors. In addition, NH PDMP plans to increase the number bi-directional PDMP data sharing, from current level of 16 states, in year one by 1-5 states, and in subsequent years, a combined total increase to 25 states. In addition, New Hampshire PDMP will maintain the current system query response times between states (routinely under five seconds). Lastly, the program intends to ensure that the PDMP is easy to use and access by clinicians. Integration of PDMP data into clinicians’ clinical workflow (EHRs and PDSs) is critical for PDMP utilization, compliance, and clinical outcomes. New Hampshire launched an integration option in 2022, and uptake has been slower than expected. This goal seeks to maintain the availability of the software vendor’s integration product, Gateway, and increase its uptake in the State.

Date Created: September 28, 2023