Georgia PMP AWARxE
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is pleased to announce a statewide initiative to integrate the Georgia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) data into approved electronic health records (EHR) in Georgia, using Appriss Health’s PMP Gateway service.
What is Georgia PMP AWARxE?
Georgia PMP AWARxE is the software user interface Appriss Health developed and deployed for Georgia PDMP access.
What is the difference between PMP and PDMP?
Different states use different terminology for this database, but both terms, PMP (Prescription Monitoring Program) and PDMP (Prescription Drug Monitoring Program) refer to the same system.
What is EHR integration?
DPH has partnered with Appriss Health to provide this integration option to all prescribing healthcare providers in Georgia utilizing the PMP Gateway service. Integrating PDMP data within an EHR and Pharmacy Management System provides a streamlined clinical workflow for providers. The integration eliminates the need for providers to have to log in separately to the PDMP. Currently, of note, Georgia has PDMP data-sharing agreements with seventeen states (AL, AK, DE, FL, LA, ME, MA, MS, MT, NY, NC, ND, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA) as well as District of Columbia and Military Health System, so this data will be available through PMP Gateway, your integrated PDMP interface.
Where do I begin the process of integrating the PDMP into my EHR?
The decision maker (primary point of contact) at your healthcare entity will begin the process by filling out the Georgia Gateway Integration Form available at the above link or here. Once the form is submitted, you will be e-mailed the End User Licensing Agreement (EULA) form within 48 hours. Upon receipt of the completed EULA and the PMP Gateway Licensee Questionnaire, the Appriss technical team will work with your EHR vendor to complete your integration.
What product is being used to conduct the integration?
Appriss PMP Gateway is being used to conduct the integration.
Is there funding available from the State of Georgia for the integration process?
Georgia DPH will cover the PMP Gateway fees (both license and implementation).
Will all prescribers at my facility will have access to the PDMP link inside the EHR?
No. Only those with valid PDMP system accounts will have access to the PDMP.
Will the login date and time along with the patient record checks be tracked as required by Georgia law if prescribers access information through the EHR?
Yes, login information is tracked and recorded.
How do I know if my EHR vendor is integrated with Appriss Health’s PMP Gateway service?
The Georgia Gateway Integration Request Form’s “Technical Information” section contains a drop-down list of all the currently integrated EHR (primary software) vendors. Note: If your vendor does not appear on that list, it may not be integrated – please follow the steps outlined in Appriss Integration Welcome Packet (page 5, 6-b).
What is the advantage of EHR integration with the PDMP?
Having the Georgia PDMP and 17 other PDMPs across the nation integrated directly into the clinical flow within your EHR will save you valuable time by streamlining the process of checking your patients’ records and will serve as an additional incentive to increase use of this system. Although Georgia shares data with the PDMPs of the listed states, a separate request for integration with that state, territory, or system must be submitted.
How do I obtain the status of my form after submittal?
Appriss Health representatives will be in touch with you once the Georgia Gateway Integration Request Formhas been submitted to help guide you through the remainderof the integration process and keep you updated on the progress of your application.