Combatting the opioid epidemic means addressing all aspects of it, including prevention, treatment, and recovery, according to a panel of CIOs who presented at the CHIME Advocacy Summit.
When it comes to topics like the opioid epidemic and physician burnout, even the most disturbing statistics can’t illustrate the impact – and the need for change – as effectively as hearing stories from those who are affected, says Kate Gamble.
The first step in fighting opioid abuse is simple – decrease the amount of prescriptions. But if providers can’t see the problem, how can they fix it? CIO Dave Lehr discusses his team’s efforts at AAMC.
The key tenet of innovation? Quantifiable outcomes, says Karen Murphy, who talks about how Geisinger is thinking outside the box to improve outcomes for patients with diabetes, and curb opioid abuse.
We have to be careful when we accuse vendors (or any organization, for that matter) of data blocking, says Chuck Christian, who believes it’s much more complicated than just refusing to cooperate.