Prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) in the states of Idaho, Louisiana, and South Dakota have executed a memorandum of understanding with NABP to participate in the NABP PMP InterConnect®, the system that facilitates the secure sharing of data between state PMPs, a key element for early detection, intervention, and prevention of substance abuse and diversion of controlled substances.
As highlighted in a recent news release, nine NABP InterConnect participants are now fully connected to allow data sharing. These include PMPs in Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia. In addition, three other states’ PMPs are in the final stages of implementation and testing and are expected to go live soon. Several other states have indicated to NABP that they intend to participate in NABP InterConnect in the future. When these states become fully operational, 23 states will be sharing data via the NABP InterConnect. Since the launch, over 475,000 successful data requests have been processed through NABP InterConnect, and authorized users of the PMPs only waited an average of 5.5 seconds for a consolidated multi-state PMP report.
The NABP InterConnect is a highly secure communications exchange platform. The NABP InterConnect rules engine allows each participating state autonomy to program and enforce their rules of access to data and all data is encrypted during the transfer process. The NABP InterConnect does not house any data. The NABP InterConnect Steering Committee is comprised exclusively of representatives of the PMPs that are participating in the system and serves as the governing and advisory body as it relates to the administration and function of the NABP InterConnect.
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).