Texas Clinical Nurse Specialists - TxCNS

From the Texas Board of Nursing

Posted 8 months ago by Megan Wheeler in Professional Practice

Passing this along, from the Texas Board of Nursing:

We received the announcement below from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy and wanted to share this information with all of you. Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues, practice settings/employers, and members of your organizations.


The Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) is pleased to announce statewide support to help healthcare providers integrate Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) data and NarxCare analytics into approved Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Pharmacy Management System (PMS), using Bamboo Health’s PMP Gateway solution. TSBP will begin funding the licensing fees associated with the integration service for providers in Texas that elect to connect their EHR or PMS to PMP Gateway effective Sept. 1, 2023.


Integration eliminates the need for prescribers and pharmacists to navigate to the Texas PMP website, log in, and enter their patient’s information. This workflow helps save 4.2 minutes per patient encounter and supports providers in meeting mandatory use laws associated with the PMP.


Bamboo Health's PMP Gateway solution is already built into over 500+ EMRs, EHR, pharmacy management systems, and e-prescribing tools, making integration easy. If your organization is interested in integrating your EHR or PMS with the state PMP, authorized decision makers should submit an integration request by creating an account on Bamboo Health’s Customer Connect Portal.


If your organization is currently paying licensing fees to Bamboo Health for Texas PMP Gateway integration and/or NarxCare, Bamboo Health will discontinue invoicing for the duration of statewide PMP Gateway and NarxCare funding, beginning Sept. 1, 2023. 


As part of this statewide support, the TSBP also want to provide resources to help your organization understand NarxCare and its components – including the Overdose Risk Score and the Narx Scores. To learn more about NarxCare, please refer to the TSBP’s knowledge center found at https://www.pharmacy.texas.gov/PMP/Narxcare.asp. Additional details on NarxCare and a new model of the Overdose Risk Score available to Texas on Sept. 1 will be available in the coming weeks.


If you have any questions, please reach out to TSBP at texaspmp@pharmacy.texas.gov or Bamboo Health at bamboohealth.com/customer-support/.