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  • 6 Proven Ways to Extend The Value of your EHR Bookmark this article.

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    Type: White Paper

    Category: Strategy/Innovation

  • Reducing Physician Burnout Bookmark this article.

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    Category: Quality/Safety

    Provider Types: CHIME Foundation Member

  • Healthcare Guide to Platform vs. Point Solutions Bookmark this article.

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    Category: Strategy/Innovation

  • Breaking Down the New Opioid Law and What it Means for Health IT Bookmark this article.

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    With over 42,000 opioid induced overdose deaths in 2016 and overdose deaths rising 21.5% from the year before, the opioid epidemic has gripped the nation with many Americans suffering. Since the President declared the opioid crisis a national Public Health Emergency in October of 2017, the federal agencies and Congress have been busy working on solutions to help bend the curve of opioid addiction. In October of 2018, following months of hearings and the introduction of dozens of bills, Congress passed the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) which authorizes new techniques and programs to end the crisis, many of which involve healthcare IT. Please join the CHIME Public Policy Team as we dive into the comprehensive legislation and offer an overview of those sections of most interest to our members. Topics covered will include patient consent policies, telemedicine, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and ePrescribing, among others. Mari Savickis, VP, Federal Affairs at CHIME
    Leslie Krigstein, VP, Congressional Affairs at CHIME

     

     

    Type: Webinar

    Category: Opioid Crisis

  • Rush Substance Use Intervention Team (SUIT): Raising Awareness for Better Care Bookmark this article.

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    The opioid epidemic has been named a national crisis for several years. The data for the city of Chicago, shows that in the neighborhoods surrounding Rush University Medical Center, the rates of opioid use disorder and opioid related deaths surpass city and national averages. In efforts of addressing the epidemic, on October 23, 2017, the Substance Use Intervention Team (SUIT) was launched in the Rush University Medical Center to provide a comprehensive program for substance use screening and treatment on the inpatient medical and surgical units as well as in an Addiction Medicine Clinic on Rush’s Campus.

    This endeavor involve intensive and targeted utilization of the electronic medical record and interdisciplinary participation from inpatient nursing, hospital case management, pharmacy, and our own interdisciplinary Substance use intervention team and clinical staff. The admission navigator as well as flowsheets within the electronic medical record (EMR) were leveraged to seamlessly integrate non-bias screening questions to be asked of all individuals receiving inpatient care. This interdisciplinary endeavor is purposed to promote universal screening for all substance use, decease stigma and biases regarding substance use in the health care setting as well as support early intervention and efficient comprehensive care.

    In addition to universal screening, Rush recognized the barriers to treatment that many patients and hospital staff encounter, such as access to care, affordability of comprehensive care, and education around addiction and addiction treatment. Rush addressed these barriers by opening an Addiction Medicine Clinic which is staffed by the same members of the inpatient consult team along with a full time licensed clinical social worker and medical assistant. The barrier of affordability is often a result of patients having inadequate coverage of mental health and addiction treatment from their insurance or having no insurance at all. The Addiction Medicine clinic helps to alleviate these barriers by being situated outside of psychiatry and providing free case management services. This program also created an education platform for patients and staff alike, allowing for staff training for motivational interview for inpatient social work, online modules for inpatient nursing, and patient education regarding medication assisted treatment and naloxone in the outpatient clinic.

    As a result of this SUIT Intervention, Rush was able to improve the standard or care for substance use disorders across the medical center, identify a unique population in need of intervention and provide them with comprehensive care, increase communication between different types of clinicians and levels of care, provide access to the appropriate clinical care, and decrease the length of stay and readmission rates for individuals in this population.

    We are excited to have been awarded an second year of funding from the Illinois Department of Human and Health Services to continue this initiative and are continuing to expand our reach by creating education programs to equip providers across the state with tools to continue to relentlessly fight this epidemic.

     

    Niranjan Karnik, MD, PhD, is the Cynthia Oudejans Harris, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair for Innovation in the Department of Psychiatry at Rush Medical College and a conjoint faculty member in the Department of Community, Systems and Mental Health Nursing at the Rush College of Nursing

    Kristin Hill, MA is the Practice Administrator for the Section of Population Behavioral Health in the Department of Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center

    Type: Webinar

    Category: Opioid Crisis

  • 2019 CIO Priorities Infographic Bookmark this article.

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    Type: Other

    Category: Strategy/Innovation

    Provider Types: CHIME Foundation Member

  • 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

  • Bermuda Hospitals Board Case Study Bookmark this article.

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    Type: Case Study

    Category: Disaster Recovery

    Provider Types: CHIME Foundation Member

  • New Member Orientation – Nov 2018 Bookmark this article.

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    Categories: Leadership/Career , Strategy/Innovation

  • 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