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Health Information Designs to Present Vision Session at National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

AUBURN, Ala., March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As a leading solutions provider for prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) nationwide for more than a decade, Health Information Designs (HID) is honored to lead a Vision Session during the 5th Annual National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, March 28-31 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Florida's Department of Health is experiencing amazing outcomes with the help of Health Information Designs. Does your program measure up? Are you prepared for measuring the outcomes of the future?

Titled "Monitoring PDMP Effectiveness Now and in the Future," HID's presentation will review how collaborative partnerships and data enhancements within current prescription monitoring programs are effective tools for protecting public health and safety while supporting sound clinical prescribing, dispensing, and use of controlled substances.

Attendees will gain a better understanding of how actionable information maintained in a PDMP can be utilized in a variety of practice settings to improve patient health outcomes now and in the ever-changing health care environment of the future.

Highlighted throughout the presentation will be the incredible success of E-FORCSE, the State of Florida's PDMP which has seen real, tangible, positive outcomes since 2010 when the program began and HID's RxSentry solution was implemented. Over the last five years, Florida has seen a 59 percent decrease in overall prescription drug-related death and a nearly 69 percent decrease in oxycodone related deaths, as well as a 65 percent reduction in the rate of multiple provider episodes over a 90 day period. Program Manager Rebecca Poston, MPH, RPH, will present these and other successes experienced by the State.

The session will close with information regarding the future of information sharing across the industry, including why public and private health plans need PDMP data, how the ONC's Interoperability Roadmap will change the ways PDMP data is accessed, and more.

"Overall, our goal is to lift your head from the tactical, day-to-day PDMP task list and redirect focus to the bigger picture—the industry-wide need for PDMP data—that is required in order to achieve the federal government's goals of reducing addiction and, furthermore, creating a nationwide, outcomes-based health care environment," says Jennifer Posey, HID's Interoperability Solutions Manager.

About Us:

Health Information Designs is an independent and objective clinical services organization who uses pharmacy data to fight fraud, waste and abuse. As the most experienced PDMP services partner, HID provides actionable information to enable smarter decision-making at the earliest point in the continuum of care. HID dedicates resources to continually elevate the standards of data collection, monitoring, and accessibility—all tools necessary for creating healthier communities across the United States.

Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, known as E-FORCSE® was created by the 2009 Florida Legislature in an initiative to encourage safer prescribing of controlled substances and to reduce drug abuse and diversion within the state of Florida. In 2010, E-FORCSE selected Health Information Designs to develop a database that collects and stores prescribing and dispensing data for controlled substances.

The 5th Annual National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit – the largest national collaboration of professionals seeking to address prescription drug abuse, misuse and diversion – will include educational tracks tailored to provide stakeholders timely and relevant information for their particular field, including Advocacy, Clinical Integration, Federal Initiatives, Heroin, Law Enforcement, Pharmacy, Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), Third-Party Payer, and Treatment.  The Summit will take place March 28 – 31 in Atlanta, Georgia. More than 200 thought leaders from across the country will lead discussions using evidence-based data.

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