MEDITECH integrates drug monitoring within Expanse to improve opioid prescribing

Sept. 5, 2018

MEDITECH is addressing physician concern over laborious reviewing and reporting of controlled substances by integrating one-tap access to state-regulated electronic Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) that track controlled substance prescriptions, from directly within MEDITECH Expanse.

Available from DrFirst, the PDMP database link allows prescribers to view controlled substance histories effortlessly from multiple PDMPs simultaneously as allowed by cooperating states, within the EHR prior to transmitting prescriptions.

Immediate, in-workflow access is crucial for improving clinical decision making and safely managing patient drug use. Enabling in-workflow access to controlled substance drug histories assures that actionable information is presented at the point of care, which is the most opportune moment to affect a change in a prescribing plan and to prompt a counseling or educational conversation when needed.

Currently, PDMPs are available in 49 states. DrFirst links cooperating state PDMPs together, allowing users to view collected information on the prescribing, dispensing, and use of prescription drugs. While integrated access is still being adopted nationwide, the process has helped decrease opioid-related deaths in states with PDMP requirements.

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