Interstate Data Sharing
Since their inception, prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) have proven to be effective in combating prescription drug abuse and misuse on a local level. However, the issue of interstate data sharing was an often-cited priority that was not addressed until the development of PMP InterConnect, the first interstate data-sharing platform. PMP InterConnect addresses this missing piece by creating a holistic view of all the controlled substance prescriptions a person has received, regardless of the pharmacy or the state in which those prescriptions were dispensed.
Currently, 51 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, St. Louis County and the Military Health System have agreed to securely share PMP data through PMP InterConnect. And 42 states and the District of Columbia are actively sharing today.
The use of PMP InterConnect to share data has grown significantly from supporting a few thousand interstate transactions in 2011 to supporting more than 162 million a month in 2019.