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Maryland upgrades prescription drug monitoring platform

February 4, 2019

A new software platform monitoring drug prescriptions in Maryland is unlikely to singlehandedly reverse the state’s record-setting levels of fatal opioid overdoses, but officials said it could provide one piece of the solution.

The new platform, designed to help pharmacies and other practitioners monitor prescriptions and patient data, is being developed using RxGov, a piece of software published last year by the government technology firm NIC.

Maryland officials told StateScoop the new platform, which is scheduled to replace an existing drug-monitoring system this spring, will help the state consolidate some of its databases and provide wider access to prescription data through integration with more of its electronic health records systems.

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