The initiatives that have made the most impact – especially when it comes to curbing opioid abuse, don’t necessarily require a big budget. What is needed, however, is guidance from fellow leaders, say Patty Lavely and Dave Lehr.
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.
Since the very first networks were built – and hacked – the legal system has been playing a game of catch-up and losing, says CIO Dave Lehr, who calls on industry leaders to help end the cycle.
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.