Criterion 37: #176581


In one example submitted, the provider describes its collaboration with the state health department to develop and implement an educational campaign to address obstacles to primary care physicians' and nurse practitioners' optimal use of the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) as a tool to identify and intervene with persons addicted to prescription drugs. The provider includes qualitative data that show the process improvements achieved by practice teams that participated in the educational campaign, such as putting a link to the database on each desktop; better staff coordination during office visits to ensure time for practitioners to consult the PDMP; and increased utilization of a screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) checklist.