Although legislative efforts to fund opioid reduction programs are critical, the real difference is being made at the local level, says Jackson Tate, who discusses the findings from KLAS’ recent study.
Whether it’s through sharing best practices for reducing opioid prescriptions or building a more effective benchmarking program, the goal of every CHIME initiative is the same: to make an impact, says CEO Russ Branzell.
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.