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  • Origins of an Epidemic: Purdue Pharma Knew Its Opioids Were Widely Abused Bookmark this article.

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    A confidential Justice Department report found the company was aware early on that OxyContin was being crushed and snorted for its powerful narcotic, but continued to promote it as less addictive.

    Types: Other , Public Policy Resource

    Category: Opioid Crisis

  • New Member Orientation – May 2018 Bookmark this article.

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    Type: Webinar

    Categories: Leadership/Career , Strategy/Innovation

  • CHANGING THE COURSE OF THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC: THE POWER AND PROMISE OF PROVEN TECHNOLOGY Bookmark this article.

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    The opioid crisis ranks as the greatest public health emergency the United States has faced
    since the AIDS epidemic. In 2015, drug overdoses, largely fueled by illicit opioids, reached a tragic
    threshold—accounting for more deaths than AIDS at its mid-90s peak. In 2016, 42,200 Americans
    died from opioid-related overdoses, nearly five people every hour. According to a 2017 Council of
    Economic Advisers report, the opioid crisis cost the nation $504 billion in economic losses in 2015,
    or 2.8 percent of GDP that year.

    Type: Other

    Category: Opioid Crisis

    Provider Types: CHIME Foundation Member

  • How EHRs can help in the battle against the opioid crisis Bookmark this article.

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    There are distressing similarities between what the United States faced with HIV/AIDS in the 1980s and the current opioid epidemic. Most people have a personal story related to the harm that can be associated with opioids, and the numbers of opioid deaths and people suffering from substance use disorder has reached staggering proportions.

    Type: Case Study

    Category: Opioid Crisis

    Provider Types: Other/Specialty Hospital

  • Opioid Presentation – CHIME Webinar 4.25.2018 Bookmark this article.

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    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths from drug overdoses in the U.S. totaled more than 63,600 in 2016, with 42,249 of those deaths attributed to opioids. In 2016, Pennsylvania had the fourth highest opioid overdose death rate in the nation. Within the state, many of counties with the highest death rates were served by Geisinger Health System. Geisinger, recognized as an innovator in the use of EHRs and care delivery models, determined that the health system had an opportunity to reverse these trends. Geisinger developed and initiated several approaches that focused on changing physician practice patterns to reduce the prescribing of opioids. In addition, the health system encouraged physicians to follow pain management strategies that minimized or eliminated to use of opioids. They also enabled electronic prescribing for controlled substances. After launching these initiatives, Geisinger reduced prescriptions for opioids by about half. They also reported e-prescribing for controlled substances created $1 million in savings within five months due to greater efficiencies.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn how to use your EHR and clinical order entry systems to identify current practice patterns among providers and track changes over time. (Geisinger uses a provider dashboard which is produced by their analytics platform.)

    2. Develop pain management strategies that encourage approaches other than potentially addictive opioids

    3. Discuss the benefits and challenges of rolling out electronic prescribing for controlled substances across a health systems

    Read the follow-up questions here.

    Type: Webinar

    Category: Opioid Crisis

    Provider Type: Integrated Health System , Other/Specialty Hospital

  • Geisinger Opioid Prescription Reduction Combat Initiative Webinar Follow-Up Questions Bookmark this article.

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    Follow-up questions to Geisinger Opioid CHIME Webinar held on 4/25/2018.

     

    Type: Webinar

    Category: Opioid Crisis

  • The Geisinger Opioid Prescription Reduction Initiative Bookmark this article.

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    A National Opioid Crisis

    Opioid addiction and opioid-related deaths have skyrocketed in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), deaths from overdoses in the U.S. totaled more than 63,600 in 2016, with 42,249 of those deaths attributed to opioids (1, 2). The death rate from opioid overdoses was five times higher in 2016 than in 1999. In a state-by-state analysis, in 2016 West Virginia had the highest death rate per 100,000 population, followed by Ohio, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.

    Type: Case Study

    Category: Opioid Crisis

    Provider Types: Integrated Health System

    Provider Name: Geisinger

  • Geisinger CIO says its opioid reduction program is reproducible Bookmark this article.

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    Geisinger is curbing patient use of opioids by leveraging health information technology and electronic prescribing, according to CIO John Kravitz, who contends that other healthcare organizations can generate similar results through effectively using their EHRs or clinical order entry systems.

    Type: Case Study

    Category: Opioid Crisis

    Provider Types: Integrated Health System

    Provider Name: Greg Slabodkin

  • Opioid White Paper: Analysis of Responses to Committee Request for Information Bookmark this article.

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    As a part of the Committee on Ways and Means’ evidence-driven approach to policy, Chairman Brady and Ranking Member Neal, along with Subcommittee on Health Chairman Roskam and
    Ranking Member Levin, issued a call to stakeholders for best practices and ideas to address the opioid epidemic that is plaguing communities across the nation. The Committee sent a Request
    for Information (RFI) asking stakeholders to respond to a series of questions about the opioid crisis to help inform future legislative and regulatory policymaking.

    Type: Public Policy Resource

    Category: Opioid Crisis

    Provider Name: Committee on Ways and Means

  • Readers Write: Will PDMPs Remain a Vital Tool in the Opioid Response, or a Costly Burden? Bookmark this article.

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    Type: Case Study

    Category: Opioid Crisis