As the opioid epidemic has tightened its grip on nearly every city and state in the U.S., healthcare organizations are on the front lines of not just treating opioid addiction but clamping down on unnecessary prescriptions.
To do this, health systems have turned to data and analytics, using state databases, e-prescribing systems and clinical decision support tools embedded into the EHR. Likewise, payers are sifting through claims data to highlight prescribing patterns. While these tools have changed the way healthcare leaders and public health officials confront the problem, integrating those solutions and bringing physicians and pharmacists on board poses a unique set of challenges.
During this webinar, our experts will discuss:
- How hospitals and health systems are using public databases paired with analytics to understand the scope of the opioid epidemic
- What new databases are available to draw actionable insights
- The types of tools, including clinical decision support technology, that have had the biggest impact on changing prescribing patterns
- The importance of integrating new prescribing tools into the physician workflow
- Getting clinician buy-in and providing actionable data to measurably reduce unnecessary opioid prescriptions
- How insurers are using data analytics to identify hotspots of overprescribing