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Usability and Utility of Prescription Drug Monitoring: Room for Improvement

9:30am - 3:30pm Wednesday, March 11
Orlando - Hyatt Regency
Hyatt - Regency Ballroom U


This poster will be displayed in conjunction with the HIMSS20 Career Expo. Posters will be available for viewing through the entirety of the event. Poster presenters will be available for questions from 12:00 pm -1:00 pm.

As part of the effort to address the opioid crisis, most US states maintain Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), databases that track controlled substance prescriptions. PDMPs are seen, by US policy-makers, as an important tool in decreasing prescription opioid misuse and abuse. This poster describes a literature review of whether clinicians view PDMPs as being useful and lists ideas for improving utility and usability.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the role that Prescription Drug Monitoring programs (PDMPs) play in addressing the US opioid crisis
  • Describe PDMP utility issues
  • Review potential PDMP improvements to increase utility and usability


Doctoral Student,
UTH School of Biomedical Informatics


Early Careerist
IT Professional