MITRE convened stakeholders representing all facets of the healthcare community to identify challenges and recommend solutions to increase timely use of PDMP data by providers, emergency department physicians, and pharmacies. More than 94 people across 53 organizations formed work groups to define barriers and rapidly finalize recommendations to address the problem. This work resulted in the report “Enhancing Access to Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs through Health Information Technology: Work Group Recommendations” which seeks to facilitate information sharing to help health care professionals make better informed clinical prescribing decisions.
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