Session ID: 
191

How HIEs Are Working With Drug-Addicted Newborns in West Virginia

2:30pm - 3:30pm Wednesday, March 11
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W414D

Description

West Virginia has one of the worst opioid epidemics in the country but is employing innovative strategies to combat addiction and its consequences. The West Virginia Health Information Network is utilizing its tools in unique ways to provide valuable information to clinicians at the point of care and to care managers who support impacted patients over time. The tools provide: data on opioid prescriptions; real-time overdose alerts; alerting and tracking tools for children who are victims of Intrauterine Substance Exposure; coordination tools for children in the foster care system; and coordination tools for pregnant women who are in recovery. The presentation will cover technology and stakeholder challenges, consent issues and how to balance providing valuable information to providers with concerns over stigma.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify how to repurpose existing tools at little cost to address broader public health issues
  • Discuss how to leverage a variety of vendors to create solutions
  • Describe how to work with a complex array of stakeholders on a sensitive topic and remain persistent, calm and resourceful when dealing with a complex set of issues

Speaker(s)

Chief Executive Officer,
SHIEC
Executive Director,
West Virginia Health Information Network

Continuing Education Credits

CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience

Government or Public Policy Professional
Population Health Management Professional
Student

Level

Intermediate