Significant changes to the Wisconsin Prescription Drug Program (PDMP) are coming, and prescribers and dispensers will need to act to continue to be able to access the PDMP and to start the process to connect to the new PDMP via their electronic health record (EHR).
On January 17, 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) will launch the Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ePDMP) intended to provide more streamlined web access to PDMP data and new analytics and visualizations of the PDMP data. As communicated in emails on December 16, 2016 from DSPS to licensed prescribers, licensed pharmacists, and pharmacy managers, data users and submitters to the new ePDMP will be required to re-register to use the new ePDMP.
However, WHA has learned from DSPS that the ePDMP system will not be accepting registrations until the ePDMP becomes operational on January 17. Currently, information about the new ePDMP and registration can be found here: http://dsps.wi.gov/pdmp
In addition, DSPS has requested that WHA alert health systems that are interested in utilizing their federally certified EHR technology to access the ePDMP data through their EHR to contact the Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. DSPS is encouraging health care organizations to contact DSPS soon so they can complete the integration process before April 1, 2017.
During a December 12, DSPS webinar on WI ePDMP-EHR Integration, DSPS directed organizations interested in connecting their EHR to the ePDMP to go to http://portal.wi.gov/register/index.html#pdmp for technical/logistical details, which includes a subscription agreement contract with DSPS’s vendor and an outline of the implementation model.
For additional information about giving DSPS notice of your interest in EHR integration with the ePDMP, the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-266-0011