INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana State Medical Association has announced the launch of a free mobile app that gives controlled-substance prescribers easy access to opioid-related education required by a new Indiana law. The ISMA Online app is funded in part by a grant from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation.

The app, created partly in response to Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 225, will enable physicians to work toward fulfilling continuing medical education requirements easily through video courses, archived webinars and a podcast series.

The law, passed last year, requires any Indiana-licensed health care practitioner applying for or renewing a controlled substance registration to have completed two hours of CME on opioid prescribing and abuse during the previous two years. 

The requirement takes effect July 1. 

“We’re proud to be able to provide this app as a resource to all Indiana physicians,” said ISMA President Stacie Wenk, in a news release. “This app changes the way they are able to earn these critical requirements. It makes earning CME easy, so they can continue solving the opioid epidemic we’re experiencing throughout the state and providing care to patients.”