Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

EHR Vendors on the Hook for Opioid-Related Population Health

October 16, 2018 - Healthcare providers are primarily relying on their electronic health record vendors to help them identify problematic opioid prescribing patterns and reduce the unnecessary use of potent, dangerous painkillers, a new KLAS survey reveals. Seventy-six percent of digitally advanced organizations consider their EHR vendors responsible for providing insights into opioid stewardship, the...


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