Vega Awards | Arcturus Winner

United States

2019

Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Entrant Company

Wisconsin Interactive Network

Category

Website

Client's Name

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Sub-Category

Government

The Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (WI ePDMP) website was developed for the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. It is a highly successful tool that was deployed in 2017 to help combat the ongoing drug abuse epidemic in Wisconsin. By providing valuable information about dangerous controlled substance prescriptions dispensed in the state, it aids healthcare professionals in their prescribing and dispensing decisions. It also fosters the ability of pharmacies, healthcare professionals, law enforcement agencies, and public health officials to work together to reduce the misuse, abuse, and diversion of prescribed controlled substances. The statistics pages on the website also offer unparalleled public access to critical data about the prescribing practices, website utilization, and law enforcement activity related to the WI ePDMP. Public health officials and others with an interest in helping curb the drug abuse epidemic can drill down on any of the dynamic charts on the website to view and download reports specific to their area of interest and geographic part of the state. Moreover, the WI ePDMP has proven to be a highly successful clinical decision-support tool to the nearly 60,000 registered users able to access the secure sections of the website. By providing intuitive analytics-driven point-of-care decision support to healthcare professionals, the WI ePDMP enables the users to make a more informed controlled substance prescribing decisions. In fact, the overall occurrence of analytics-driven concerning patient history alerts, including measures that indicate drug seeking behaviors and increased risk for overdose, declined by 41% since the launch of the WI ePDMP in 2017 to September 2019. Furthermore, a recent survey of approximately 30,000 users of the website indicates that most users are satisfied with the WI ePDMP, with 77% percent of respondents providing responses of either “Satisfied” or “Very Satisfied.”

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