Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)


According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), opioids (including prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl) killed more than 42,000 people in 2016, more than any year on record. 40% of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid. The CDC states that the increased use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) continue to be among the most promising state-level interventions to improve opioid prescribing, inform clinical practice, and protect patients at risk. 

Thanks to a national initiative funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and led by the IJIS Institute, states can share prescription information with one another – and potentially save lives.

The primary goal of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Information Exchange (PMIX) is to establish a national interoperability architecture, specifications, and a reusable infrastructure for the secure, reliable, and sustainable interstate exchange of state prescription data.

The IJIS Institute piloted the secure information exchange of live data between Kentucky and Ohio that provided proof of concept and participated in the PMIX State Assistance Project to accelerate nationwide PMIX adoption across the U.S. Today, the developed architecture is in use across all 50 states.

Other Key Initiatives

Reentry Information Sharing Pilot Sites

The IJIS Institute leads this combined grant effort working in partnership with the National Governors Association, the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA), the American Probation and Parole …

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RxCheck Hub

The IJIS Institute supports the RxCheck hub that facilitates the connections between PDMPs across state borders. The RxCheck hub is the baseline implementation of the …

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Supporting Health and Human Services Interoperability

The Health and Human Services’ Administration of Children and Families recognized that human services would benefit from having better coordinated and integrated services, and achieving …

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Child Care Background Checks

IJIS Institute is supporting the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care with strategies to help states …

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Fusion Center Technology Assistance Program

The IJIS Institute partnered with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security in delivering the Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored Fusion Center Technology Assistance (TA) Program. …

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Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI)

State, local, tribal, and federal partners, along with several national law enforcement organizations, collaborated to develop the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI), a national …

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