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Webinar Recording: The Opioid Crisis and the Electronic Health Record

posted Aug 1, 2018, 11:46 AM by daniel yoo   [ updated Aug 2, 2018, 8:58 AM by Tech Support ]
The HIMSS Opioid Crisis and the Electronic Health Record webinar, sponsored by MEDITECH and recorded on June 28, explored the background and current state of the opioid crisis in the United States.

Speakers:
  • Dr. Upendra Thaker, MD, FIPP, Mount Nittany Medical Center (State College, PA) 
  • Janet Desroche, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH 
The webinar outlined the potential of the electronic health record (EHR) to provide tools that can reduce opioid-related harm and deaths as well as improve the quality of life for patients suffering from substance use disorder (SUD) in alignment with best practices and regulatory requirements. Dr. Thaker provided insights from the practicing physician perspective.

Learning objectives of this webinar: 
  • Understanding of the background that has led to the current opioid crisis in the United States 
  • Understanding of some of the key legislative activities associated with proposed solutions to the opioid crisis, with an emphasis on developments in EHR functionality 
  • Identification of the connection between accepted current best practices for opioid management and the increasing capabilities of EHRs to incorporate these best practices into prescriber workflows 
Access the recording here.
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