NABP PMP InterConnect
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
Through NABP InterConnect, users of participating PMPs are able to securely exchange prescription data between certain states. Currently, PMPs in the following states are included:
If the state is listed above, authorized PMP users in that state may gain access to interstate data by logging directly into the state PMP in which they are a registered user. NABP continues to work with other state PMPs to facilitate their participation in the NABP InterConnect. Several additional states intend to begin sharing data or are in the process of signing an MOU to share data using NABP InterConnect.
Which states participate? 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.
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 a one-page overview of history, governance, funding, and the states currently participating in PMP InterConnect, please see the PMP InterConnect Flyer (PDF).
Misconceptions about PMP InterConnect’s technical architecture and security have kept some states from adopting the standards and infrastructure that 30 states have already embraced. Find out the facts by reading NABP PMP InterConnect: Sorting Facts from Fiction (PDF).
You may also contact NABP Member Relations and Government Affairs staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.