NABP is pleased to announce New Mexico as the tenth prescription monitoring program (PMP) to deploy NABP PMP InterConnect®, just one month after the Association celebrated the program’s one-year anniversary. New Mexico joins PMPs in Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia, which have implemented use of the NABP InterConnect, giving authorized PMP users the ability to request and share program data across state lines. Two other states’ PMPs are in the final stages of implementation and testing and are expected to go live soon. In addition, the PMP in Illinois has executed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with NABP to participate in the NABP InterConnect, becoming the 18th state to do so. It is anticipated that by early 2013, 23 states will be sharing data via the NABP InterConnect.
Since the launch, approximately 500,000 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 system is a highly secure communications exchange platform that facilitates the sharing of data between state PMPs, a key element for early detection, intervention, and prevention of substance abuse and diversion of controlled substances. 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).