Ohio is deploying a new tool in its fight against prescription drug abuse. The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced an upgrade to Ohio’s prescription drug monitoring program, known as the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) that will provide Ohio prescribers and pharmacists with advanced analytics and tools to promote patient safety and assist in clinical decision-making.
The upgrade to OARRS, utilizing Appriss Health’s NarxCare® platform, offers several key features, including scores that calculate a patient’s possible risk of overdose and addiction, red flags to alert prescribers of a potential patient safety issue, interactive visualization of prescription data, and the ability to search for local addiction treatment providers. The new platform will be made available to all Ohio healthcare providers and pharmacists accessing OARRS via electronic health records and the pharmacy management systems.
Our customers will be seeing this new expanded OARRS report starting sometime this week. More information about the NarxCare® report can be found on the Appriss website.