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Jerris Heaton

Everything You Need To Know About PDMP

July 21, 2021

Clinician, EHR 1 Minute Read

Prescription drug monitoring programs, or PDMPs, help providers ensure they’re aware of patients who are either addicted or at risk of becoming addicted to potentially dangerous or fatal prescription drugs.

PDMP 2021, Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, Opioids and PDMP

What Are PDMP Programs?

  • Electronic databases that track controlled substance prescriptions at the state level
  • Give healthcare providers and authorities key information needed to understand patient risk
  • Ensure what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls a “nimble and targeted response”

The Benefits of PDMPs

  • Makes it simpler for professionals to understand patients’ medical history and engage in appropriate prescribing behavior
  • Ultimately keep the patient safer
  • Gives providers insight into every aspect of a patient’s history and risk
  • Ensures better patient outcomes
  • State programs can actively inform interventions and proactive care decisions on a statewide basis

Why Use a PDMP Partner?

  • Integration with EHR solutions provides unmatched ease of use
  • Prescriptions become as simple as possible to track
  • Easily meet state requirements without undo internal effort/strain

PDMP Requirements and Regulations for 2021

To learn more about PDMP and the requirements surrounding PDMP participation within your state, check out our latest blog: PDMP Changes 2021 – The Requirements Shaping Healthcare Today and Tomorrow

PDMP 2021, Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, Opioids and PDMP

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