South Carolina Awards Contract to Appriss for New Prescription Monitoring Solution

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Appriss Inc., a leading technology provider for risk assessment and analytics in public safety and healthcare, announced that the state of South Carolina, Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) chose Appriss' Prescription Drug Monitoring Solution, PMP AWARxE, in a competitive bid process to improve patient safety, combat prescription drug abuse and drug diversion.

Prescription Monitoring Programs (PMPs) are state-run programs that track the dispensing of narcotics and other prescriptions for federally controlled substances. Specifically, the South Carolina Prescription Monitoring Program, known as SCRIPTS (South Carolina Reporting & Identification Prescription Tracking System), is intended to improve the state's ability to identify and stop diversion of prescription drugs in an efficient and cost effective manner. As of September 1, 2014 SCRIPTS had more than 63 million dispensing records in its database. (  

PMP AWARxE is a HIPAA-compliant system designed to enhance flexibility in methods of collecting prescription data, ensure the highest quality and integrity of the data collected and significantly improve the end-user experience. PMP AWARxE also provides out-of-the-box capabilities to facilitate inter-state data sharing, and the ability to integrate PMP data into clinical workflows. 

"We felt South Carolina was seeking a more robust system with enhanced user functionality.," said Brad Bauer, Vice President of Appriss, Inc.    "Appriss provides a wealth of experience in integrating PMP data within the clinical workflow, a capability they were very interested in promoting as a means to increase awareness and usage of their program."

South Carolina will implement the HIPAA-compliant PMP platform in the next 60 days and joins other states in adopting Appriss prescription monitoring program solutions nationally. 

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