“Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN), a global health platform and innovation company, and DrFirst, a leading provider of medication management and data solutions, are working together on a new and innovative offering to help providers tackle the opioid epidemic. By streamlining the connection from a person’s electronic health record (EHR) to each state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) database, physicians will have nationwide access to patient prescription drug information.”
“With DrFirst, Cerner will be able to connect the EHR to PDMPs in 46 states and Washington, D.C., with other states expected as they become available. Prescription drug and dispensed information collected in these state-specific databases are used to inform safer prescribing, support drug education efforts, research drug addiction and prevent substance use disorder. Assisting physicians to more effectively and efficiently connect to PDMPs helps support safer pain management, identify and mitigate risk factors and more easily manage populations at high risk for substance use disorder.” Read the full press release here.
Source: Cerner To Work with DrFirst to Connect to State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs – May 14, 2019. DrFirst.