VetsEZ Deploys Integrated PDMP Solution to Help VA Combat the Veterans’ Opioid Crisis

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Healthcare Providers Have Access to a Complete History of Veteran Prescriptions to Combat Opioid Addiction and Overdose Fatalities

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We are proud to continue to support VHA in advancing their effectiveness of improving Veterans health and well-being. - James Miner

Veterans EZ Info Inc. (VetsEZ), the prime contractor supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), today announced the full national production release of the PDMP solution, following the success of initial releases at two VA Medical Centers.

The successful PDMP deployment, led by VetsEZ with support from partners J2 Interactive, Appriss Health and Mind Computing, is a major milestone for VA in its goal to enhance the existing manual PDMP process which fulfills the MISSION Act Section 134, allowing VA to participate in the national network of State-based prescription drug monitoring programs. These programs arm healthcare providers with the necessary information to improve patient safety and the overall quality of care, also allowing them to query all available states and territories, and not just their own location, to get complete and cohesive controlled substance prescription history to help better treat their patients.

“It has been wonderful for VA to partner with VetsEZ on our project to ensure the safe prescribing of Controlled Substances. As a Primary Care Provider and a clinician leader within VA, I understand the value of being able to review comprehensive Prescription Drug Monitoring Program data in real time, at the point of care, and within the Electronic Health Record workflow of the VA. VetsEZ is helping us get there with their knowledge, expertise, skills, and ability to partner with other entities outside of the VA Enterprise,” said a VA Primary Care Lead Physician/Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

The initial release reached over 500 healthcare providers and licensed delegates treating some of our nation’s heroes. Now with this full national release, more than 19,000 healthcare providers and licensed delegates will have access to this information.

“We are proud to continue to support VHA in advancing their effectiveness of improving Veterans health and well-being. The addition of our nationwide PDMP searching capability greatly enhances the VA’s aggressive, multi-pronged approach to curbing the Veteran opioid crisis,” said Mr. James Miner, President and Chief Executive Officer of VetsEZ. “This solution increases the ease of access of participating States and National VHA EHR at the point of care to help healthcare providers make critical clinical decisions,” Mr. Miner continued. “We could not be more honored to be a part of the outstanding collaborations it took to get us here. We look forward to the National rollout in the coming months to bring more participating States and all VHA sites to the solution.”

This news comes in the wake of VetsEZ’s recent prime contract award on the 10-year, $2.5 billion multi-award OneIT IDIQ vehicle to provide information technology services to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

About VetsEZ: VetsEZ is a mature, agile, proven, and results-oriented Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business (SDVOSB). VetsEZ is a leading provider of information (IT) technology services to government and commercial markets. VetsEZ is a prime contractor and a lead systems integrator for several federal agencies including Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services (National Institute of Health), Department of Defense, and General Services Administration, to name a few. VetsEZ has successfully demonstrated an ability to manage complex projects and deliver high-quality services and solutions to the Federal Government. Today, VetsEZ is driving digital excellence in Federal Government and is a trusted and respected contractor in the IT sector, supporting numerous major initiatives to modernize legacy systems using standards-based platforms. VetsEZ’s IT services have been appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® and certified as compliant with ISO 9001:2008, ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013.

To learn more about VetsEZ, click here http://www.vetsez.com.

About Appriss Health: Appriss Health provides trusted technology solutions to federal and state governments, payers, health systems, clinicians, pharmacies and health information exchanges working to improve public health. In collaboration with state governments, Appriss Health built the nation’s most comprehensive, standards-driven data integration platform to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic. The platform connects states, prescribers and care team members, pharmacies, and hospitals, managing more than 400 million daily transactions. It enables seamless in-workflow visibility to patients’ prescription drug history and a comprehensive solution that improves access to whole-person care and rehabilitation for physical and behavioral health conditions and substance use disorders, improving health outcomes and reducing overall healthcare spending.

For more information, visit apprisshealth.com/

About J2 Interactive: J2 Interactive is an award-winning software development and IT consulting firm specializing in customized solutions for health systems, labs, research institutions, health information exchanges, and companies that serve the healthcare community. Our approach to design and development is rooted in a fundamental belief that systems succeed or fail based on how well they serve the people who depend upon them. For our clients in the healthcare industry, that includes doctors, nurses, technicians, and administrative staff, but ultimately, it means patients and their families.

For more information, visit http://www.j2interactive.com

About Mind Computing: Mind Computing is a next-generation digital services consulting firm focused on defining the way forward and creating a better tomorrow. From ideation to execution, we help our clients make significant and lasting improvements to their performance and focus on their core business. We use cutting-edge tools and technologies to drive innovation that helps our clients prioritize the execution of change. Our diverse, passionate, and exceptional people are driven to excel, do right, and realize positive changes in navigating our clients through their digital transformation. Mind Computing is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), a HUBZone Business and a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB).

For more information, visit http://www.mindcomputing.com

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