1st Providers Choice offers a modernized Prescription Drug Monitoring Program fully integrated into your EHR to decrease the grueling process of checking a patient’s prescription records before prescribing a controlled substance. Our PDMP will help in reducing your cognitive workload and meet the regulations of your state.
What is a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?
A prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is an electronic database that tracks controlled substance prescriptions. It collects information from different pharmacies on Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) controlled substances and prescription drugs that are dispensed to patients. This is a good tool to help prevent prescription drug abuse and protect the health and safety of patients.
Benefits of PDMP
- Decrease in workload
A prescription drug monitoring program query typically takes five to seven minutes to accomplish. However, it would only take seconds if your PDMP is implemented into your EHR. This will help you focus more on other important tasks.
- Easy access to more accurate electronic health records
An integrated PDMP allows pharmacists and healthcare providers to have information on patients’ most recent prescriptions. The delivery of real-time data maximizes the utility of the prescription history data which has significant implications for the safety of the patient’s health.
- Create proactive reports
PDMP is more than just a database. It is a public health tool that can help understand the behavior of the patient and create necessary interventions. It can also be used to send reports to authorized users to protect high-risk patients and identify inappropriate prescribing trends.