Maryland Prescription​ Drug Monitoring Program​


Educational Videos

The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Office has worked with Maryland Public Television to produce educational PDMP videos.  The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) remains committed to providing prescribers, pharmacists, and their delegates with helpful tools, including optimized use of the PDMP to drive clinical decision-making. In alignment with this goal, MDH is pleased to share the following four educational videos that assist in not only explaining how to effectively use the PDMP, but also address resources available when a healthcare professional identifies a patient in need of any next steps. These video vignettes were created to address priority topics based on feedback from the provider community:
  • The role of the PDMP as an effective tool for prescribers, pharmacists, and delegates, and a description of the PDMP use mandate as explained by the Maryland PDMP Director. 
  • An Emergency Department physician's experience incorporating PDMP data into real-time decision-making.
  • ​A pharmacist navigating the ‘PDMP Search’ user interface in CRISP, providing helpful search tips and tricks.
  • A delegate​ explaining how to register with and  use the PDMP on behalf of a prescriber or pharmacist:.​

New PDMP Platform

Following a competitive, open procurement process to obtain Maryland Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) vendor services, a five-year contract extending to 2025 was awarded to NIC by Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP), the Maryland state-designated regional health information exchange. CRISP serves as the Maryland Department of Health’s main information technology partner to administer the PDMP: NIC’s press release​​.  NIC’s RxGov will serve as the secure technology platform to collect controlled dangerous substances (CDS) data from dispensers and the interface for investigative requesters to request PDMP data. The migration to the new platform is slated to begin in the Spring of 2019.  

For updated information for CDS dispensers, click here​

​Official Reports​