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Michigan Plans to Link State PDMP with Provider EHRs

June 21, 2017
by Heather Landi
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The State of Michigan is directly adding the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) into the electronic health records (EHRs) and pharmacy management systems of hospitals, physician groups and pharmacies across the state.

According to state health officials, linking the state’s prescription drug monitoring program with hospital EHR systems will cut out an extra step for physicians accessing prescription information.

Michigan health officials are working with vendor Appriss Health and using its PMP Gateway solution to integrate MAPS into hospital and physician group’s EHRs.

On Monday, Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley was joined by leaders from Michigan’s health community and the state’s vendor, Appriss Health, at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit to announce that the state, as a result of efficiencies in the implementation of the new MAPS system and additional federal grants, will be funding the full integration of MAPS into clinical workflow.

“Integrating MAPS into the regular operations of prescribers and dispensers makes the system even easier to use and enhances patient protections,” Calley said in a statement. “This resource will help practitioners make better decisions on prescribing to prevent opioid abuse and save the lives of Michiganders.”

Full clinical workflow integration at the point-of-care, in real-time with MAPS helps prescribers and dispensers protect patients from prescription drug abuse by providing a seamless, single-click connection from EHRs and pharmacy dispensation systems into the platform where users access one system and avoid multiple logins, which is a more efficient process that saves users valuable time and resources, according to the vendor.

Additionally, The State of Michigan will deploy Appriss Health’s NarxCare solution in workflow to help identify, prevent and manage substance use disorder (SUD) by providing prescribers, dispensers and care teams with the advanced analytics, tools and technology they need to help patients that may be at risk for prescription drug addiction, overdose and death.  

 

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