Best Practices Symposium: Leveraging Information and Technology to Combat Opioid Addiction

Monday, February 11, 2019 | 8:00am - 4:30pm

Cost: $350

Opioid addiction is one of the most significant public health challenges in the U.S. As overdoses and deaths become commonplace, clinical leaders are looking to the thoughtful application of information and technology to reduce the utilization of opioids as treatment, identify at-risk patients and get patients the help they need. Examine technology solutions and best practices of HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence recipients for identifying at-risk patients, including standardizing care to prevent unnecessary opioid exposure, changing prescribing habits of clinicians, and getting addicts referred to rehabilitation.

  • Outline how to develop risk criteria and supporting AI and decision support that identify patients with a medical/medication history that places them at a higher risk of opioid dependency and direct them to appropriate pain management alternatives
  • Discuss state prescription drug monitoring programs and other available data to identify patients who are demonstrating behavior consistent with addiction and refer them to appropriate treatment
  • Describe how to utilize analytics to monitor prescribing habits of clinicians and intervene when patterns are not consistent with best practices
  • Outline how to standardize clinical practices for surgical recovery to minimize unnecessary opioid exposure