A Pilot Study

Integrating an Emergency Department with Indiana's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Hamed Abedtash, John Finnell

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Abstract

Rapid increase in abuse and overdose of controlled substances was the main driving force of implementing Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP). We aimed to describe how the integrated Indiana's PDMP (INSPECT) data into an electronic health record (EHR) can improve clinical workflow within an emergency department (ED). After integration, upon patient arrival into the ED, a PDMP report containing history of dispensed schedule II-V medications is retrieved and stored in the patient's medical record. The evaluation of the new system among physicians showed high satisfaction of having access to the patients' medication history through the existing EHR. We show that the PDMP data was easily accessible and more informative in the new integrated system. The PDMP report alters the pattern of prescribing narcotic medications to patients. In conclusion, enhancing workflow through PDMP reports integration with the patients' EHR is valued by the clinicians and reduces the number of narcotic prescriptions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages419-425
Number of pages7
Volume8011 LNCS
EditionPART 3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event7th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Design Methods, Tools, and Interaction Techniques for eInclusion, UAHCI 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 26 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume8011 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other7th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Design Methods, Tools, and Interaction Techniques for eInclusion, UAHCI 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period7/21/137/26/13

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Emergency
Drugs
Monitoring
Health
Electronics
Work Flow
Integrated System
Driving Force
Schedule
Evaluation

Keywords

  • Doctor shopping
  • Effectiveness evaluation
  • EHR
  • Electronic health records
  • Opioid abuse
  • PDMP
  • Prescription drug monitoring program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Abedtash, H., & Finnell, J. (2013). A Pilot Study: Integrating an Emergency Department with Indiana's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (PART 3 ed., Vol. 8011 LNCS, pp. 419-425). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8011 LNCS, No. PART 3). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39194-1-49

A Pilot Study : Integrating an Emergency Department with Indiana's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. / Abedtash, Hamed; Finnell, John.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 8011 LNCS PART 3. ed. 2013. p. 419-425 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8011 LNCS, No. PART 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abedtash, H & Finnell, J 2013, A Pilot Study: Integrating an Emergency Department with Indiana's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). PART 3 edn, vol. 8011 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), no. PART 3, vol. 8011 LNCS, pp. 419-425, 7th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Design Methods, Tools, and Interaction Techniques for eInclusion, UAHCI 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013, Las Vegas, NV, United States, 7/21/13. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39194-1-49
Abedtash H, Finnell J. A Pilot Study: Integrating an Emergency Department with Indiana's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). PART 3 ed. Vol. 8011 LNCS. 2013. p. 419-425. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 3). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39194-1-49
Abedtash, Hamed ; Finnell, John. / A Pilot Study : Integrating an Emergency Department with Indiana's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 8011 LNCS PART 3. ed. 2013. pp. 419-425 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 3).
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