PDMP Innovations: Washington’s Prescriber Feedback and Wisconsin’s Data Analytics
Date & Time
Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Chris Baumgartner, Drug Systems Director, Washington State Department of Health
Andrea Magermans, Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Managing Director, Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Moderator: Grant T. Baldwin, PhD, MPH, Director, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Member, National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Advisory Board
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States continually improve their prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to respond more effectively to Rx drug abuse. In this session, two states will report on developments in their PDMP programs.
From Washington, the presenter will explore using PDMP data to change prescribing practices and overdose notifications. In 2017, Washington passed new legislation that allows PDMP data to be shared with healthcare systems at the prescriber level for prescribing quality improvement work that provides for prescriber feedback reports, and that creates an overdose notification system using the state Emergency Department Information Exchange. This new authority provides new avenues to positively impact the epidemic.
From Wisconsin, the presenter will detail how the Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (WI ePDMP) leverages data analytics and data visualizations. First, WI ePDMP’s publicly available data dashboard provides the public with dynamic de-identified data visualizations about PDMP utilization, controlled substance dispensing and law enforcement PDMP alerts. The presentation will examine each type of data visualization, including how the underlying data was chosen. Second, the WI ePDMP uses an entirely electronic method to receive requests and prepare and disclose de-identified data sets for academic and research purposes. Finally, the functionality enables chief medical officers, medical directors and other authorized people to review prescribing practice metrics reports that contain data analytics about the prescribing practices and patient populations of an individual prescriber.
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Explain how Washington uses facility-level prescribing reports to change prescribing behavior.
- Explain Washington’s use of prescriber feedback reports.
- Describe how Washington uses the PDMP and Emergency Department Information Exchange systems to create an overdose notification system.
- Identify the ways in which the Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program uniquely leverages data analytics to maximize its benefits.
- Recognize the importance of effective data visualization to convey complex sets of information.
- Prepare to implement functionalities similar to those of the Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in their own states.