A Quality and Analytics-Based Approach to the Opioid Epidemic
8:30am - 9:30amWednesday, February 13
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
The opioid epidemic in the United States is a nationally recognized crisis. In 2015, 12.5 million people misused prescription opioids; 15,281 deaths were attributed to overdosing on commonly prescribed opioids, resulting in an estimated $78.5 billion in economic costs. This epidemic has received attention from political leaders, commercial and government payers, federal regulatory agencies and the general public. In light of this, how can we use technology to support providers in promoting better, safer patient care, empower them to be compliant with regulatory requirements and ease the administrative burden they feel when trying to provide care for these complex patients?