NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV), the nation’s leader of innovative digital
government solutions, announced that its RxGov prescription drug
monitoring platform (PDMP) is now live in the State of Maryland. RxGov
was launched in partnership with the Chesapeake Regional Information
System for our Patients (CRISP), who partners with the Maryland
Department of Health to administer the Maryland PDMP.
“NIC is excited to launch RxGov in Maryland to assist our partners in
battling the prescription opioid epidemic,” said Kevin Schmidt, NIC
Healthcare Program Director. “Our teams have worked hard to meet the
unique needs of the State and CRISP as efficiently as possible, while
providing transparent data and robust reporting capabilities. We look
forward to continued partnership to aid Maryland’s healthcare community.”
NIC was awarded a five-year contract extending to 2025 by CRISP, a
regional health information exchange serving Maryland, West Virginia and
the District of Columbia. The timeline from contract signing to go-live
spanned fewer than 60 business days. This was achievable due to RxGov’s
highly scalable Azure-based architecture and a unique, low-risk
In the first week after implementation, RxGov successfully handled more
than 335,000 queries for controlled substance information, averaging
more than 60,000 requests per weekday. Each successful transaction,
which is typically processed by RxGov in around one-tenth of a second,
is an opportunity for a Maryland healthcare provider to make
better-informed decisions about prescribing or dispensing a controlled
“We are excited to leverage the RxGov tool in Maryland,” said Lindsey
Ferris, CRISP PDMP Program Director. “We feel the technology design and
functionality will successfully position us to support current and
future PDMP priorities, with the aim to improve patient outcomes.”
RxGov’s performance is critical because of the deep level of integration
Maryland has achieved into the workflows of physicians, pharmacists and
other authorized users of the PDMP. The PDMP data is delivered directly
into the electronic health record system at all but one of the state’s
46 hospitals, along with dozens of pharmacies and outpatient facilities.
All of these connections utilize nationally recognized standards and
interface with a list of vendors, including Epic, Cerner, Meditech,
Allscripts, NextGen, and others.
NIC was also recently selected to provide its RxGov prescription drug
monitoring platform to the State of Nebraska, where the regional health
information exchange, Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII),
oversees the Nebraska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in
collaboration with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
NIC has been providing PDMP systems and related technology since 2011,
with longstanding partnerships in Montana, Wisconsin and Utah.
About NIC Inc.
NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) launched the digital government industry in
1992, and continues to lead it, providing a secure payment engine and
thousands of digital government solutions across a network of more than
6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, NIC is
the nation’s leading provider of outdoor recreation solutions, with 1
out of 6 hunting and fishing licenses in the United States sold using an
NIC service. The Company launched the nation’s first personal assistant
for government and comprehensive mobile platform, Gov2Go®, as
well as the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring
platform, RxGov®. More information is available at www.egov.com.