Facilitating Data Sharing Across State Borders and into Clinical Workflows

Many interoperable prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) are active today, giving healthcare practitioners access to data, analytics, tools, and resources from across state lines AND within the care team’s workflow. Available in real-time and at the point-of-care, PMP data is improving patient safety and outcomes.

PMP InterConnect

Interstate Data Sharing Transactions This Year

Pending MOU
Not Active Today

Interstate Data Sharing Facts:

  • PMPs have now been established in every state except Missouri, where over 90% of the state’s population is otherwise covered by city and county solutions.
  • PMP interstate data sharing is now actively happening between 51 PMPs.
  • Over 254 million transactions per month are happening now.
  • States are now securely and efficiently sharing data across state lines. Interstate data requests over PMP InterConnect are usually returned in under two seconds. Security complies with all federal health IT security standards and has been validated in multiple third-party audits.
  • PMP InterConnect is provided at NO cost to the PMPs.
  • PMP InterConnect is capable of sharing data among all PMP programs today. Technology is not a barrier.

Interstate Data Sharing Security Highlights:

  • All PMPs communicating with PMP InterConnect are authenticated with their assigned system-level credentials.
  • All communications to and from PMP InterConnect are conducted over SSL, guaranteeing end-to-end message confidentiality.
  • PMP InterConnect encrypts all protected health information (PHI) that traverses the system.
  • Utilizes Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256 bit and Rivest, Shamir, Adleman (RSA).
  • PMP InterConnect can never decrypt the PHI that passes through it; therefore, it is not possible for PMP InterConnect to store PHI.
  • Activity logging is captured to monitor authentication attempts and for auditing purposes.
  • Security complies with all federal health IT security standards and has been validated in multiple third-party audits.
  • Annual vulnerability and penetration security audits are performed by an external vendor.
  • Annual HIPAA security assessments are performed by an external vendor.

PMP Gateway

Clinical Workflow Integration Transactions This Year

Not Active Today

Clinical Workflow Integration Facts:

  • PMP data and analytics are now integrated into physician and pharmacist workflows through electronic health records (EHRs), hospital systems, HIEs, and pharmacy management systems for 39 PDMPs with PMP Gateway.
  • Over 82 million patient encounters are now completed each month, as of December 2019.
  • PMPs provide clinical decision support, patient support, patient engagement, and care coordination within workflow.
  • PMP data is available for every patient encounter with one click.
  • The process is secure and efficient for practitioners and pharmacists.
  • Native integrations are complete with over 130 EHRs and every major pharmacy system vendors, making implementation quick for interested health systems and pharmacies.

Clinical Workflow Integration Security Highlights:

  • All health systems communicating with PMP Gateway are authenticated with their assigned system–level credentials.
  • All communications to and from PMP Gateway are conducted over SSL.
  • Two–way SSL is also offered for facilities located in certain states
  • PMP Gateway enforces data sharing and access requirements.
  • PMP Gateway encrypts all data that is stored using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256.
  • Annual vulnerability and penetration security audits are performed by an external vendor.
  • Annual HIPAA security assessments are performed by an external vendor.