HIMSSCast: Using EHRs to confront the opioid crisis

Electronic health record systems are at the core of health IT. They are essential tools in the delivery of healthcare.

Further, they can be used to help solve complex healthcare problems.

This HIMSSCast podcast focuses on how EHRs can be used to fight the opioid crisis in the United States. The guest is David Bucciferro, vice chair of the Electronic Health Record Association. He also is co-chair of the EHRA’s Opioid Crisis Task Force and a special advisor to Foothold Technology.

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Talking points:

  • The state of the opioid crisis in the US today.
  • Why the Electronic Health Record Association created its Opioid Crisis Task Force in 2018.
  • How EHRs can help fight the opioid crisis.
  • Formal findings of the task force in recent years.
  • What healthcare provider organization CIOs and other health IT leaders should be doing today with their EHRs to help combat the opioid epidemic.

More about this episode:

How technology can help providers fight back against the opioid epidemic

Groups doubles down on telehealth with a mobile app to treat opioid addiction

Hospital uses AI to move to opioid-free surgery, driving protocol improvements

EHRs can help providers more safely taper patient opioid use

Meditech EHR and regional HIE help slash opioid use by 46% at CalvertHealth

Twitter: @SiwickiHealthIT
Email the writer: bsiwicki@himss.org
Healthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.

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