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Ohio OARRS FY 2020 Data Enhancement Project

Award Information

Award #
2020-PM-BX-0002
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2021
Total funding (to date)
$1,376,350

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,376,350)

The Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) enhances the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies and public health officials to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data and other scheduled chemical products through a centralized database administered by an authorized agency.

PDMPs help state and local governments to detect and prevent the diversion and abuse of pharmaceutically controlled substances such as opioids and other prescription drugs. The Harold Rogers PDMP strengthens states’ and territories’ ability to plan, implement, or enhance PDMPs by accommodating local decision-making based on state laws and preferences, while encouraging the replication of promising practices. In addition to supporting the implementation and enhancement of PDMPs, the program can support the Administration’s priority of tracking prescribing across providers and states through the integration of PDMPs and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) which are essential to promoting safe and responsible prescribing, while also assuring appropriate pain care.

The applicant will utilize two data analysts to maintain and enhance the board's capability to analyze PDMP data to identify controlled substance drug diversion and will utilize a software development specialist to maintain and enhance the agency's ability to ensure timely and accurate PDMP data.

CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020