PDMP & Data Surveillance
Drug poisoning deaths are a preventable public health problem and have outpaced deaths due to firearms, falls, and motor vehicle crashes in Utah. To combat this growing problem, Utah has undertaken several measures. In 2010, Utah mandated prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) registration for all controlled substance prescribers. In November 2017, Utah’s PDMP unveiled an online patient dashboard to assist prescribers with clinical decision-making when writing prescriptions for controlled substances. In 2019, the PDMP will roll out a prescriber dashboard. Mandated PDMP registration and training, along with enhanced reports and academic detailing, coupled with a robust evaluation, have poised Utah as a national leader in gathering, sharing, and analyzing PDMP data in effective ways to increase provider engagement.
This session will describe the various methodologies, results, and lessons learned related to Utah’s initiatives around using PDMP data to drive changes in prescribing practices. Presenters will explain the steps in their approach to develop data-driven strategies and evaluate initiatives. Topics will include how they identified the four reports to create, defined the requirements for developing and implementing the four data visualization strategies, targeted academic detailing to increase comfort using data reports to inform clinical decision-making, and utilized various qualitative and quantitative methodologies to measure impact.