Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $2,000,000)
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 Administrations 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 continue RxCheck interstate data sharing onboarding and pilot an additional facility for EHR integration; provide an additional year of PMP Gateway Electronic Health Record/Pharmacy Management System workflow free of charge for Tennessee providers; replace an end of life application with an enhanced application for submission of Tennessee controlled drug shipment data; and expand its partnership with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation through the acquisition and integration of drug-related arrest data for surveillance and analysis.