NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV), the nation’s leader of innovative digital
government solutions, has been selected to provide its RxGov
prescription drug monitoring platform to the State of Nebraska to help
address prescription opioid issues and further promote patient safety.
The agreement includes a five-year base contract, plus two, one-year
renewals, which could extend it through September 2026. The contract was
awarded to NIC by the regional health information exchange, the Nebraska
Health Information Initiative (NeHII) who will oversee the Nebraska
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) in collaboration with the
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
“The abuse of prescription opioids is a national epidemic, and PDMPs,
like NIC’s RxGov, are just one element of combatting this crisis,” said
Harry Herington, NIC Inc. Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the
Board. “We appreciate the confidence the Nebraska Health Information
Initiative has placed in us, and we look forward to providing expanded
capabilities of RxGov to the State of Nebraska.”
RxGov will be used according to the unique laws of the State of
Nebraska, which require recording and storing data from all
prescriptions, not just controlled substances. NIC will be working with
a larger and more complex set of data and requirements, as well as
supporting the emerging national standard for interstate data sharing,
“The RxGov platform will further enhance the state’s prescription drug
monitoring program to provide a comprehensive tool for medical providers
in Nebraska to care for and monitor the treatment of their patients,”
said Jaime Bland, CEO, NEHII. “The new PDMP enhancements will support
interstate data sharing, ensure ease of access to providers, improve
provider workflow, and continue to deliver a thorough view of a
patient’s prescription history helping medical providers in their
clinical decision making.”
NIC has been providing PDMP systems and related technology since 2011 in
Montana and more recently in Wisconsin and Utah. RxGov currently serves
as the PDMP system for the state of Maryland, in partnership with the
Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP).
In addition to the new contract to provide its RxGov solution, NIC has
been partnering with the State of Nebraska since 1995 to provide digital
government services. The Company has a local team in Lincoln, Neb., that
has developed a number of solutions to help citizens and businesses more
easily interact with government.
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
a 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.