Appriss Health, provider of the most comprehensive platform for opioid stewardship and substance use disorder (SUD) in the U.S., today announced that the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy is now using its PMP Gateway integration service to provide NarxCare and state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) information to all prescribers and pharmacists directly within electronic health record (EHR) and pharmacy management systems.
PMP Gateway is the Appriss Health managed service platform enabling the integration of its NarxCare platform and PDMP information within real-time care team workflow to help providers make more informed clinical decisions at the point of care.
NarxCare utilizes, analyzes and presents information from South Dakota’s PDMP and enables the availability of additional data sources to empower clinicians to identify patients who may be at risk for SUD, overdose and death. NarxCare provides machine learning and artificial intelligence-based patient risk scores and clinical alerts in a visually interactive format to aid prescribers and pharmacists with clinical decision support. NarxCare also helps clinicians connect patients with additional resources within their community if needed, such as medication-assisted treatment.
By delivering NarxCare and PDMP information within workflow through PMP Gateway, this one-click process eliminates the need for prescribers and pharmacists to manually log into the state PDMP separately and then enter a patient’s name and demographics to search for them. Healthcare providers and pharmacists can better evaluate and quickly intervene on behalf of patients with instant access to real-time information and insights.
“Partnering with Appriss Health increases our prescription drug monitoring program’s overall effectiveness and helps to better address the evolving opioid epidemic head on,” said Kari Shanard-Koenders, RPh., executive director of the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy. “Through PMP Gateway and NarxCare we are providing South Dakota’s prescribers and pharmacists with easier access to PDMP information and other important insights right within their clinical workflow, which enhances clinical decision support, patient support, patient engagement and care coordination.”