Ohio looks to Appriss Health for PDMP enhancement

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Ohio looks to Appriss Health for PDMP enhancement

By David Salazar - 11/10/2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy is partnering with Appriss Health to bolster the state’s prescription drug monitoring program, the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System, or OARRS. The reporting system will now offer access to Appriss Health’s NarxCare analytics and patient support platform to pharmacists and prescribers within their clinical workflow and through OARRS.

“This is another step in our commitment to utilize data in OARRS to better inform patient care,” State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy executive eirector Steven Schierholt said.

Ohio also uses Appriss Health’s PMP Gateway, which allows prescribers and pharmacies to access PDMP data through EHRs and pharmacy management systems. The PMP Gateway includes audit trail access, multi-state PDMP data within a workflow and more, in addition to the NarxCare platform, Appriss Health said.

“Ohio has long taken an aggressive and leading role towards addressing substance use disorder within its communities,” said Rob Cohen, President, Appriss Health. “Today, once again, Ohio has significantly strengthened its prescription drug monitoring program to give prescribers and pharmacists greater ability to help identify, manage, and prevent prescription drug abuse. Ohio’s forward-thinking leadership is at the forefront of facilitating earlier interventions, and better clinical outcomes, that can ultimately save lives.”

The implementation of Appriss Health’s technology was supported through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.