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Leveraging Integrated Data Exchange and Workflows for the Opioid Abuse Epidemic

February 22, 2017 — 10:00AM - 11:00AM EST
Orange County Convention Center
304A
Session ID: 
159

Description

With the growing national epidemic in opioid abuse, clinicians find utilization of integrated clinical decision support solutions becoming a key strategy in identifying the need for clinical intervention and care coordination. While mandatory look up laws in some states have seen an increase in usage of prescription drug monitoring programs, many patients do not have any data present in these databases. A collaboration of state agencies, providers and commercial vendors in South Carolina has found a novel way of utilizing payer policy, interoperability and efficient data access to combat the opioid epidemic in the state. This strategy is a testament to information technologies capabilities to improve processes and decision support and is generating impressive early results.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Outline the approach for payers, government and health systems to work together to solve a data access need
  • Describe South Carolina's approach to advancing PDMP and connecting to providers in other states
  • Describe an effective alternative to mandatory state look-up laws
  • Describe the barriers to utilizing technology and increased access to life-saving data
  • Describe the benefits to utilizing technology and increased access to life-saving data

Audience: 

C-Suite
Government or Public Policy Professional
Payers

Level: 

Intermediate

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