NABP PMP InterConnect
The NABP PMP InterConnect facilitates the transfer of prescription monitoring program (PMP) data across state lines to authorized users. It allows participating state PMPs across the United States to be linked, providing a more effective means of combating drug diversion and drug abuse nationwide.
PMPs are Connecting
The NABP InterConnect is now fully operational and allows users of PMPs in Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia to securely exchange prescription data between the 14 participating states.
NABP continues to work with other state PMPs to facilitate their participation in the NABP InterConnect. It is anticipated that approximately 25 states will be sharing data or in an MOU to share data using NABP InterConnect in 2013.
Which states have signed on? See the NABP PMP InterConnect map (PDF).
Protecting Public Health via Nationwide Platform for Tracking Drug Diversion
The NABP InterConnect enhances the benefits of state PMPs by providing the means for physicians and pharmacists to more easily identify patients with prescription drug abuse and misuse problems, especially if those patients are crossing state lines to obtain drugs. The lack of interoperability between current systems and difficulty of data sharing among states makes it easier for doctor shoppers to avoid detection. The program's connected web of information allows appropriate intervention and aid in the prevention of substance abuse and diversion of controlled substances.
In addition, law enforcement and regulatory agencies, where authorized by state law, are able to obtain information that will help them quickly identify attempts to illegally divert controlled substances across state lines.
Secure System to Enable Data Sharing Across State Lines
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. The NABP InterConnect does not house any data and the system will not inhibit the legitimate prescribing or dispensing of prescription drugs.
For additional information on the NABP PMP InterConnect, please contact NABP Government Affairs staff at email@example.com.
The Fact Sheet (PDF) provides an overview of the InterConnect’s development, function, partners, security, and funding