Session ID: 

A Quality and Analytics-Based Approach to the Opioid Epidemic

8:30am - 9:30am Wednesday, 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?

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define key components and crucial performance metrics of an effective pain management program
  • Develop a robust clinical data analytics and reporting approach for monitoring provider prescribing compliance, including data management and reporting visualization
  • Analyze utilization of electronic health record (EHR) workflows and standardization of data to guide provider assessment and pain management therapy decisions


Vice President of Quality,
HCA Healthcare
Ambulatory EHR Medication Management Pharmacist,
HCA Healthcare


Chief Quality, Chief Clin Transformation Officer
Data Scientist