Volume XII, Issue XXIII - December 2018

From: Danielle L. Kirby, Director
Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery


Treatment providers that dispense or prescribe buprenorphine or methadone for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) can now access the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) faster though the PMP's PMPnow service. PMPnow allows a PMP request to be generated from within the provider's Electronic Health Record (EHR), making it easier for prescribers to comply with Illinois Public Act 100-0564 (Act) https://www.ilpmp.org/PDF/Newlaw.pdf.

The Act, which became effective January 1, 2018, states that "all Electronic Health Records Systems must interface with the Prescription Monitoring Program application program on or before January 1, 2021". It also states that "Each prescriber or his or her designee shall also document an attempt to access patient information in the Prescription Monitoring Program to assess patient access to controlled substances when providing an initial prescription for Schedule II narcotics…". PMPnow can connect directly with the EHR, eliminating the steps of signing into the PMP website and performing the patient search.

Interfaces are available for a wide variety of EHR Systems. More information is available in the included brochure, which is posted on the PMP website at https://www.ilpmp.org/PMPnowBrochure.pdf.

To get your organization connected, open a customer support ticket with your EHR software vendor and register here: https://www.ilpmp.org/PMPnowRegistration.php

For more information about how to connect your organization to the PMPnow, please contact the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program Team at the Illinois Department of Human Services:

Prescription Monitoring Program
401 North 4th Street
Springfield, Illinois 62702-5205