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CDC releases a new report evaluating the PEHRIIE program
Friday - March 31, 2017 11:02 am     A+ | a-

March 30, 2017
Centers for Disease Control


Link to Report: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/pehriie_report-a.pdf

Integrating & Expanding Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Data:
Lessons from Nine States


From fiscal years 2012 to 2016, SAMHSA funded the PDMP - Electronic Health Records Integration and Interoperability Expansion (PEHRIIE) program in nine states to increase the use of PDMPs and reduce prescription opioid misuse and overdose. The project states were: Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Ohio, Texas, Washington State, and West Virginia. 
 
The goals of the PEHRIIE program were to: 
1. Integrate PDMP reports into health information technologies (HITs) such as health information exchanges (HIE), electronic health record (EHR) systems, and/ or pharmacy dispensing software (PDS) systems, thus streamlining provider access; and 
2. Improve the comprehensiveness of PDMP reports by initiating or increasing interstate PDMP data exchange. 
 

The new report summarizes state-specific accomplishments related to integration and interstate data sharing and design and implementation lessons gathered from across the nine states. 

Included in the report are details on the states’ approaches to integrating PDMP data with EHRs and PDS systems. The PEHRIIE program adds insights on strengthening utilization of PDMPs by increasing prescriber and dispenser access to PDMP data and increasing interstate data sharing, especially among bordering states. This project has increased PDMP usage in the nine states, and has contributed to the growing body of knowledge of design and implementation of programs aimed at enhancing PDMP. The progress made through the states’ PEHRIIE project and the accompanied increases in PDMP use are likely to facilitate better quality prescribing and dispensing practices, leading to improvements in health care and ultimately decreasing prescription opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose.

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