The State of Michigan is offering funding for integrating the new Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) with the electronic health records (EHRs) for hospitals. The new MAPS is a computerized system that allows prescribers to track patients' prescriptions in real time and is designed to give prescribers and dispensers another tool to make informed medical decisions. Integration allows the new platform to become part of the clinical workflow, where dispensers and prescribers will have immediate access to a patient's health history and usage patterns to help identify potential risk factors for prescription drug abuse. Streamlining the process also saves users valuable time and resources.
Thanks to efficiencies in the implementation of the new MAPS system and additional federal grants, the state will cover full integration and one year of license fees for users that apply for the funding within the next two years. To take advantage of the funding available for integration, the MHA urges hospitals to request software integration from LARA (www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/...).
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