Louisville, KY, June 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Appriss Health, provider of the most comprehensive platform for substance use disorder (SUD) in the U.S., today announced an integration partnership with MDScripts, a leading provider of clinical software applications. MDScripts users will now have instant, point-of-care access within the clinical workflow to prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) information and Appriss Health’s NarxCare platform. The integration through Appriss Health’s PMP Gateway managed service platform will enable access to information, advanced analytics, tools and resources to improve patient safety and outcomes.

By integrating directly into the clinician’s workflow, MDScripts is providing unparalleled access to information and insights that support more informed decision making, which can help to more effectively prevent and manage SUD.

“Our priority as a provider of healthcare information technology is to offer seamless solutions that help to improve clinicians’ efficiency and effectiveness in their day-to-day operations,” said Gary Mounce, President of MDScripts. “As the opioid crisis continues to ravage our country, providing access to prescription drug information within our clinicians’ workflow helps them make better informed decisions, while improving their productivity and compliance. This integration partnership enables us to continue our promise to our more than fifty thousand medical providers across the country to deliver valuable solutions that make a real difference. We are proud to partner with Appriss Health to do our part to help address the epidemic of opioid abuse in the U.S.

PMP Gateway increases utilization of PDMP data and other information up front for every patient through integration with a sizeable network of electronic health record (EHR) and pharmacy management systems. By delivering both PDMP data and NarxCare within the clinicians’ workflow, this one-click process eliminates the need for prescribers and dispensers to manually log into each state PDMP website separately and then enter a patient’s name and demographics. This easy access to real-time information helps healthcare providers and pharmacists to better evaluate and intervene on behalf of patients.

“We’re very pleased to partner with MDScripts on this important integration initiative,” said Rob Cohen, President of Appriss Health. “It is essential that the industry focus on supporting prescribers with as many useful tools as possible to deliver real time clinical decision support, critical insights, and intervention opportunities to physicians, pharmacists, and care team members. Our solutions currently help assess and manage clinical risk by providing access to essential information at the point of care for hundreds of millions of patient encounters each year across thirty-five states. We look forward to continuing our important journey with innovative partners like MDScripts to leverage #knowledgeforgood and support those on the clinical frontlines of the opioid epidemic.

Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia have each deployed enterprise licenses to PMP Gateway for all prescribers and dispensers in their state. Healthcare entities that utilize MDScripts software and are interested in integration should visit https://www.mdscripts.com/appriss to learn more.

About MDScripts

MDScripts is the nation’s leading provider of clinical dispensing applications. In use in over 17,000 locations, MDScripts provides the comprehensive set of tools providers need to manage their clinical dispensing operations. From single-practitioner locations to multi-state enterprise health organizations, our HITRUST® certified solutions are designed to meet a variety of clinical needs. For additional information, please visit www.mdscripts.com.

About Appriss Health

Appriss Health provides the nation’s most comprehensive platform for early identification, prevention, and management of SUD. We provide state government agencies with the most advanced repository of controlled substance dispensing data and deliver real-time clinical decision support, critical insights, and interventions to physicians, pharmacists, and care team members. Our solutions help prescribers and dispensers assess and manage clinical risk by providing access to critical information at the point of care for hundreds of millions of patient encounters each year. Appriss Health provides the platform for PDMPs and access to non-PDMP data, analytics, tools, and resources from PDMPs, across state lines, and integrated within care team workflows. Sharing #knowledgeforgood, our solutions are improving patient safety and outcomes. For more information, please visit www.apprisshealth.com.

David Griffin
Appriss Health
502-815-3880
dgriffin@apprisshealth.com