Opioid addiction is an extremely complex disease, but by sharing best practices from a “living document” and making it as easy as possible for clinicians to follow care pathways, leaders can help turn the tide, according to a panel discussion at CHIME23. “That’s how we can change hearts and minds.”
For CIOs and other leaders, it’s not about trying to solve the nation’s drug crisis, but rather, leveraging technology to control the number of prescriptions being written, and present information to caregivers at the point of care, said a group of experts.
Despite definite interest on the part of providers, there aren’t a lot of best-of-breed, opioid-focused solutions or vendors that are effectively addressing misuse, according to new research from KLAS.
The healthcare IT industry needs more diversity on leadership teams, “but it can’t just be women helping women,” says Jamie Nelson, CIO at HSS, in this podcast. “It’s not a women’s issue; it’s an organizational issue.”
Before we can get into the specifics of why a national patient identification system is necessary, it’s important to reflect on the changes the industry has seen in the past 20 years when it comes to data access and privacy, says Mitch Parker.