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Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: To ensure the controlled substance database is a useful tool for healthcare providers, dispensers and law enforcement to fight prescription misuse.

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,990,595)

ADH proposes a project that will allow ADH to secure the program’s sustainability and utilize the AR PDMP to better inform the public and healthcare providers of prescription trends in Arkansas. The specific objectives of this project are to:

Increase the use of the AR PDMP by healthcare providers and dispensers.
Increase the accuracy of the data reported to the AR PDMP by dispensers.
Increase the public’s knowledge of Arkansas prescription trends.
Increase healthcare providers’ and dispensers’ knowledge of individualized prescription trends.
With funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance FY2023 Harold Rogers PDMP grant, ADH will be able to continue and expand the statewide integration initiative covering the licensing fees for healthcare entities to integrate the AR PDMP in electronic health records, pharmacy management systems, and health information exchanges. The funding will allow the program to devise and install a quarterly audit protocol, design and publish a prescription data dashboard for the public, and develop and distribute individualized dispenser reports comparing dispensation metrics to regional/statewide averages.

Date Created: September 27, 2023