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Larissa Doucette

The Wisconsin prescription monitoring program (PMP) recently executed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to participate in NABP PMP InterConnectx®, joining 24 other state PMPs who have agreed to participate. With 15 state PMPs now securely sharing data through the NABP InterConnect, the system is helping to address the problems of prescription drug abuse and diversion, as highlighted in the June 5 issue of the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange. The NABP InterConnect is a highly secure communications exchange platform that facilitates the transmission of PMP data across state lines to authorized requestors, while ensuring that each state’s data-access rules are enforced. Authorized users, including pharmacists and other health care providers, in 15 states have collectively accessed the system more than 2 million times since its implementation, as noted in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Policy Innovation Profile, “System Gives Authorized Users Access to Interstate Information on Controlled Substance Prescriptions, Assisting Them in Identifying Cases of Potential Misuse.” The profile also includes background information on the impetus for and development of NABP InterConnect, as well as information detailing the impact of the program. It is anticipated that approximately 25 states will be sharing data or in an MOU to share data using NABP InterConnect in 2013.