In the fight against opioid addiction, agile development is helping ensure that Wisconsin’s new Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ePDMP) is both effective and completed on schedule, according to StateScoop.
As agencies across America battle the opioid epidemic, states like Wisconsin are demanding technology solutions that can be deployed quickly and that are relevant to users. Agile and iterative methods are helping provide this.
From the article:
The platform’s metrics show that the state is making some headway against its opioid epidemic as the number of prescriptions and drug doses decline. Nicole Randol, general manager for Wisconsin Interactive Network, the state’s NIC affiliate, said agile has proved an “instrumental” tool to ensure all of their projects, including the ePDMP, stay on track.
“I think it was really effective because the state had a clear and progressive vision of what they wanted the prescription drug monitoring system to be,” Randol said. “They were very, very engaged in making sure we were focusing on the right things at the right time and putting those high priority items first. They also leveraged third-party stakeholders as well, and actually having doctors and other prescribers look at the system, get their feedback and incorporate that into the system.”
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