Doctors move fast in the ER. Every second counts. That’s why Dr. Gina Huhnke is excited about a new way to quickly check her patients’ history with narcotics.
A recent upgrade has injected new life into Massachusetts’ prescription monitoring efforts, resulting in better coordination of care because of the database and reduced orders for opioids.
Every time Dr. Gina Huhnke writes a prescription for opioids, she first consults a number in the patient’s electronic health record. That number, a risk score that providers can use to…
Mimi Hart has filled plenty of prescriptions at her independent pharmacy in Cincinnati, but one seemed a little off. It was a prescription for a large quantity of high-strength oxycodone, an opioid widely prescribed to manage pain. The paper…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is awarding nearly $30 million in new funding to states across the country to bolster data collection efforts that federal officials view as key to combating opioid addiction.
Yale New Haven Health and Yale School of Medicine have launched a partnership with the State of Connecticut and Appriss Health in an innovative effort to combat the opioid overdose crisis.
Indiana will integrate prescription drug data into EHRs at hospitals and physician practices across the state, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced on Thursday. The decision follows a growing trend among states across the country to make opioid…
It happens all the time at one of Palmetto Health’s five emergency rooms in Columbia, S.C., says emergency medicine physician Tripp Jennings. A patient comes in complaining of pain somewhere, and the attending physician types his name into a…
This country is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic as millions of Americans struggle with pain and addiction—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioids killed more than 28,000 people in 2014, more than any year…