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The proposed data-driven response project will reduce opioid misuse and overdose fatalities in Washington by providing quarterly prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data to health care facility chief medical officers (CMOs). The data provided will be based on key PDMP indicators that will identify potential outlier prescribers compared with current guidelines from both the Washington State Agency Medical Directors Group Interagency Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prescribing guidelines. CMOs have the authority to engage with their prescribers in the development of proactive quality improvement interventions in prescribing and can encourage provider use of the PDMP for clinical decisionmaking.