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Opioids

Nearly 50% of Nurses See Opioids as a Top Population Health Concern

December 13, 2018 - Forty-seven percent of registered nurses (RNs) named opioid abuse as one of the top three healthcare crises that will have the worst impact on population health in the next five years, a recent survey from the University of Phoenix revealed. Fifty-one percent of administrative staff and 35 percent of US adults not employed in healthcare said the same. In addition to opioid abuse,...


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FDA: Medical Device Innovation Can Combat the Opioid Crisis

by Jessica Kent

Combating the opioid epidemic will require advanced medical devices and sophisticated data analytics that can help detect and treat abuse, FDA officials wrote in a recent blog post. Opioid abuse is one of the most significant health...

Geisinger Population Health Program Cuts Opioid Use by 18%

by Jessica Kent

Geisinger Health System has announced that its ProvenRecovery Program, a population health initiative that aims to reduce opioid use, hospital stays, and healthcare costs, will be implemented across 42 surgical procedures that impact...

EHR Vendors on the Hook for Opioid-Related Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

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...

Real-Time ADT, PDMP Alerts Support Population Health in Rhode Island

by Jennifer Bresnick

A statewide health information exchange (HIE) program in Rhode Island is helping to coordinate care and improve population health management through real-time admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) alerts and prescription drug monitoring...

80% of CMIOs Say Medication Management Boosts Patient Safety

by Jessica Kent

More than 80 percent of CMIOs believe medication management initiatives are actively helping to reduce the number of adverse drug events that can threaten patient safety, according to a recent survey from the Association of Medical...

Predictive Analytics to Explore Link between Opioids, Suicide Risk

by Jessica Kent

A three-year, $1.4 million Kaiser Permanente study will leverage predictive analytics and machine learning to understand the relationship between opioid use and suicide risk, allowing researchers to develop improved tools for identifying...

Analytics Help Christiana Care Cut ED Opioid Prescriptions by Half

by Jessica Kent

A team-based approach to care and robust data analytics strategies have helped Christiana Care Health System in Delaware reduce opioid prescriptions in the emergency department by 50 percent.   Christiana Care has also used these...

GAO: CMS Lacks Adequate Data to Monitor Opioid Prescribing

by Jessica Kent

CMS should gather more comprehensive data on Medicare patients and providers to sufficiently monitor and prevent opioid overprescribing, according to a report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO).   Misuse of opioids...

BCBSA Tackles Opioids with Big Data, Accreditations, Member Hotline

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is taking additional steps to combat opioid abuse by leveraging big data analytics and offering more resources to patients and providers seeking to prevent or treat opioid dependence. In...

Addressing Chronic Disease with Population Health Management Strategies

by Jessica Kent

Chronic diseases are among the most costly, prevalent, and avoidable ailments impacting population health. Conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and opioid addiction claim thousands of lives and billions of dollars each year. The...

Data Analytics, PDMP Use Can Combat the Opioid Crisis

by Jessica Kent

Healthcare leaders, lawmakers, and regulators can combat the opioid crisis by expanding data access for providers, optimizing data analytics tools, and encouraging alternative methods of pain management, according to recommendations from...

CMS: Use Health IT, Medicaid Coverage Options to Combat Opioids

by Jessica Kent

CMS has released two documents describing how states can leverage Medicaid services and health IT tools to support beneficiaries battling opioid addiction. The organization released an Informational Bulletin to guide states on how to...

FDA Urges Opioids Guidelines to Stem “Biggest Public Health Crisis”

by Jennifer Bresnick

Just like every other public health stakeholder, the FDA is struggling to control the immense impact of opioids on the nation’s health and wellbeing.  The opioid addiction epidemic is currently “the biggest public health...

Opioid Prescriptions Dropped 12% in 2017 as Guidelines Change

by Jennifer Bresnick

In 2017, the volume of opioid prescriptions saw its biggest decline in 25 years, reflecting changing guidelines and more aggressive population health management techniques, according to a new report from the IQVIA Institute for Human Data...

Aetna Grant Helps PA Expand Opioid Data Analytics Dashboard

by Jessica Kent

The Aetna Foundation and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health recently announced a $1 million partnership to build on the Opioid Data Dashboard, part of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s initiative to combat...

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