PDMP & Data Surveillance
Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) are routinely incorporated into clinical care nationwide. States have addressed many challenges of the past, including how to implement these databases, what information to enter, and issues with practitioner access and website usability. But now, what does the future hold?
In this session, a multidisciplinary group will share the cutting-edge findings of their recent PDMP studies. The first presenter will provide an overview of PDMP use from the perspective of a practicing clinician, including what the current needs are to improve PDMP effectiveness. The next presenter will share findings from a focus group study of PDMP administrators, describing their needs for the next generation of PDMPs and anticipated barriers for implementation. Then, results will be presented from a large qualitative study of prescribers conducted at three national conferences to ascertain what they view as important when enhancing PDMPs. Finally, a presenter will share results from a pilot study in which providers accessed a web-based, next-generation PDMP tool with visualization and risk-assessment components. This will cover what worked to increase comprehension of PDMP data, including recognition of high-risk factors. The presenters will conclude with a pathway forward. Study findings can inform enhancements in the next generation of PDMPs.
This session is accredited for the following accreditation types: CME, CNE, CPE, APA, AAFP, AAHCPAD*, NAADAC*, ASWB,* GA Post.
*State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.