The Kentucky prescription monitoring program (PMP), known as the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting (KASPER) program, has executed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with NABP to participate in the NABP InterConnectSM, 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.
PMPs in Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, 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. Since the launch, 187,745 requests have been processed through NABP InterConnect at an average of 7.5 seconds. Based on current implementation time frames, authorized users of PMPs in Arizona, Kansas, New Mexico, and West Virginia will be able to access data across state lines in the second quarter of 2012. In addition, PMPs in Mississippi and Utah have executed an MOU with NABP to participate in the NABP InterConnect and an additional seven states have MOUs under review.
It is anticipated that more than 20 states will be sharing PMP data using the NABP InterConnect in 2012. 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).