• Innovation Amidst the Crisis: Health IT and the Opioid Abuse Epidemic – Part 4 Bookmark this article.

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    “The opioid crisis in the United States is having a devastating impact on individuals, their families, and the health care industry. This multi-part series will focus on the role technology can play in addressing this crisis. Part one of the series proposed a strategic framework for evaluating and pursuing technical solutions. Part two explored technologies that enhance situational awareness. Part three tackled clinical decision support for opioid management.”

    Type: Other

    Category: Opioid Crisis

    Provider Types: CHIME Foundation Member

  • CDC Opioid Guideline – Implementation Guide for Electronic Health Records Bookmark this article.

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    The Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) is committed to bringing leaders
    from our EHR developer community together to collaborate on solving industry
    challenges. In 2018, the Association’s Opioid Crisis Task Force was formed to
    research and provide recommendations on ways EHR technology can help with
    solving the complex puzzle of the opioid crisis. One area that the Task Force has
    researched is clinical practice guidelines that can be operationalized to improve
    opioid stewardship in clinical practice.

    Types: Other , Public Policy Resource

    Category: Opioid Crisis

    Provider Name: EHRA

  • Innovation Amidst the Crisis Health IT and the Opioid Abuse Epidemic Part 3 Bookmark this article.

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    The opioid crisis in the United States is having a devastating impact on individuals, their families, and the health care industry. This multi-part series will focus on the role technology can play in addressing this crisis. Part one of the series proposed a strategic framework for evaluating and pursuing technical solutions. Part two explored technologies that enhance situational awareness.

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    Categories: HIT , Opioid Crisis

    Provider Types: CHIME Foundation Member

  • Innovation Amidst Crisis: Health IT and the Opioid Abuse Epidemic Part 2 Bookmark this article.

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    The opioid crisis in the United States is having a devastating impact on individuals, their families, and the health care industry. This multi-part series will focus on the role technology can play in addressing this crisis. Part one of the series proposed a strategic framework for evaluating and pursuing technical solutions. In this article, we will explore situational awareness as part of the strategic framework.

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    Categories: HIT , Opioid Crisis

  • Innovation Amidst the Crisis: Health IT and the Opioid Abuse Epidemic Bookmark this article.

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    “The opioid crisis in the United States is having a devastating impact on individuals, their families, and the health care industry. This multi-part series will focus on the role technology can play in addressing this crisis. In this article, we propose a strategic framework for evaluating and pursuing technical solutions. Future articles will explore specific areas and solutions within this framework.”

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    Categories: HIT , Opioid Crisis

  • Evidence-Based Nonpharmacologic Strategies for Comprehensive Pain Care Bookmark this article.

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    Medical pain management is in crisis: from the pervasiveness of pain to inadequate pain treatment, from the escalation of prescription opioids to an epidemic in addiction, diversion and overdose deaths. The rising costs of pain care and managing adverse effects of that care has prompted action from state and federal agencies including the DOD, VHA, NIH, FDA and CDC.

    Type: Other

    Category: Opioid Crisis

    Provider Types: Other/Specialty Hospital

    Provider Name: The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health

  • Beyond Opioids: The Future of Pain Management Bookmark this article.

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    Cindi Scheib wanted to die.

    A three-day weekend spent jumping and dancing on Labor Day 2014 had left her with a neck injury – specifically the cervical spine – that was possibly an exacerbation of an unrecognized mountain biking injury earlier that year. To make matters worse, her doctor performed the surgery to fix the injury on the wrong part of her spine.

    Type: Other

    Category: Opioid Crisis

    Provider Types: Other/Specialty Hospital

  • OVERVIEW OF OPIOID BILLS WITH TECHNOLOGY IMPLICATIONS Bookmark this article.

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    The opioid crisis has been a huge priority within the 115th Congress with a sprint to gather feedback through requests for information, hearings and meetings with stakeholders. This has led to a large, comprehensive piece of legislation known as the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, otherwise titled H.R. 6, that was passed out of the House in late June. Laid out in the below table are relevant provisions within H.R. 6 as well as legislation being considered separately by the Senate.

    Type: Public Policy Resource

    Category: Opioid Crisis

  • THE EVOLVING ROLE OF HEALTH IT IN FIGHTING THE OPIOID CRISIS Bookmark this article.

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    The opioid crisis in the United States is having a devastating impact on individuals, their families, and the healthcare industry. We as a country are a long way off from ending this crisis, but many believe health information technology will be a major part of the solution. This whitepaper explores the benefits of health IT in the opioid crisis, the roles it can play, and what needs to be done to make the use of health IT more effective in the fight.

    Categories: HIT , Opioid Crisis

  • Alternatives to Medicine Bookmark this article.

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    A New Lab at UNH Will Help Explore Innovative Treatments for Chronic Pain and Addiction

     

    More Americans died from overdoses in 201016 than were killed in the Vietnam War. Of those deaths, some 40 percent involved opioids legally prescribed for pain relief. Now, with the support of a gift from Jayne “Kerry” Eastman Chandler ’84, UNH neuroscience professor Don Robin is studying an innovative treatment for chronic pain and addiction that doesn’t rely on medication.

    Type: Other

    Category: Opioid Crisis