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How EHR Use, Care Coordination Promote Safe Opioid Prescribing

August 20, 2018 - Identifying ways to curb the nationwide opioid epidemic is a top priority among state health departments and federal entities including CMS and ONC. An opioid roadmap released by CMS earlier this summer listed several strategies for reducing opioid overuse through prevention, treatment, and health data utilization. Prescribers are better-equipped to leverage health data to address the...


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Epic EHR at UNC Health Care Now Integrated with State PDMP

by Kate Monica

University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care recently became the first healthcare organization in the state to link its Epic EHR to the state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) as part of a mission to combat the opioid...

Opioid Roadmap Stresses Regulatory Requirements on EHR Integration

by Elizabeth Snell

Adopting electronic prescriptions for controlled substances (EPCS) through modern regulatory requirements, including improved EHR integration, is one critical solution to opioid abuse, according to the Healthcare Leadership Council’s...

Bill Promoting Behavioral Health EHR Incentives Passes House

by Kate Monica

The House of Representatives recently passed 25 bills aimed at combating the opioid crisis, including one piece of legislation that establishes a demonstration program to test federal incentive payments for behavioral health EHR...

CMS Opioid Roadmap Prioritizes Healthcare Interoperability

by Kate Monica

A recently released CMS opioid roadmap provides strategies to reduce opioid overuse among Medicare beneficiaries through improved healthcare interoperability. The federal agency’s three-pronged approach focuses on opioid use...

Can Enhancements to Patient EHRs Tailor PDMP Risk Indicators?

by Elizabeth Snell

Being able to sort data within patient EHRs, implementing maps that show distances between patients, prescribers, and pharmacies, and having graphical displays of patients’ controlled-substance prescription use could all potentially...

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