The Colorado Electronic Prescription Drug Monitoring Program has executed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with NABP to participate in the NABP PMP InterConnect®, the system that facilitates the secure sharing of data between state prescription monitoring programs (PMPs), a key element for early detection, intervention, and prevention of substance abuse and diversion of controlled substances.
PMPs in Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia have implemented use of the NABP InterConnect, giving authorized PMP users the ability to request and share program data across state lines. Ten additional states have signed MOUs to participate in the NABP InterConnect. Since the launch, 800,000 requests have been processed through NABP InterConnect at an average of 5.5 seconds. It is anticipated that more than 25 states will either be connected or working toward a connection to NABP InterConnect in 2012 or early 2013.
The most up-to-date information about state PMP participation is presented in the NABP PMP InterConnect map, available in the NABP PMP InterConnect section of the NABP Web site. Additional information about NABP InterConnect development, governance, security, and funding is also available in the NABP PMP InterConnect Fact Sheet (PDF).