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Opioid Abuse and Misuse: Pharmacy’s Role in Prevention, Monitoring and Management

Rebecca Chater, RPh, MPH, FAPhA, Director of Healthcare Strategy, Omnicell. In light of the scope of opioid abuse and misuse, this session explores the societal impact of opioid misuse, as well as system and patient-level solutions to improve management of opioids throughout the healthcare continuum. Rebecca reviews implementation of opioid-related quality measures and other initiatives to mitigate the crisis,...

Regulating Opioid Use: Strategies for Safely Prescribing Opioids in Light of New Federal Mandates

Vanessa Guzman, AVP, Quality Improvement, Montefiore Health System, and Bob Hussey, Business Consultant for Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer Health. In light of new federal mandates, Bob reviews strategies for safely prescribing opioids including review of federal quality and health technology reporting requirements related to opioid prescribing, potential new federal requirements and how to use CDS to safely prescribe opioids...

ED Pilot Project to Address Opioid Abuse and Suicide Prevention at Bon Secours Mercy Health

Aliya Jones, MD, Chair, Department of Behavioral Health, Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, Allan Austin, Senior Organizational Effectiveness Consultant and Allen Tien, MD, MHS, President and Chief Science Officer, mdlogix.  The ED Diversion program was designed to provide comprehensive screening and improved referral processes for high utilizers of the Bon Secours Emergency Department, enabling better care and outcomes for...

Combating the Opioid Crisis using Clinical Decision Support at Atrium Health

Matt Sullivan, MD, CMIO, Atrium Health, and Alan Staples, Senior Strategist, Cerner. Atrium Health utilizes clinical decision support alerts within the electronic health record that are triggered by selected risks for opioid abuse. The alerts might include a history of prior opioid overdose, or whether he or she had tested positive for marijuana or cocaine in a prior toxicology...

IT-Enabled Strategies to Help Fight the Opioid Crisis

Jackson Tate, Director of Opioid Research, and Alex McIntosh, Senior Analyst, KLAS. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. As opioid management has become a focus of federal and state governments, the pressure to control overprescribing, as well as patient misuse, has fallen on...

Patient Opioid Abuse Detection and Prevention: New Discovery Analytic Approaches

Derek Pederson, MA, MBA, Vice President Medical Informatics, and Peter N. Toensing, MD, Medical Director for Episode Analytics, Optum.  The increasing power of data and analytics capabilities to help providers identify, address and prevent opioid abuse can be augmented by combining pharmacy utilization and benefit claims data to create a holistic view of opioid abuse patterns and risks. Derek...

Titus K. Schleyer, DMD, PhD

Titus K. Schleyer, DMD, PhD
Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD, is Professor of Biomedical Informatics in the Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, as well as a Research Scientist at the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the Regenstrief Institute (http://www.regenstrief.org). He holds DMD degrees from the University of Frankfurt, Germany, and Temple University, Philadelphia, as well as a PhD degree in molecular biology...

Deborah Pasko, PharmD, MHA

Deborah Pasko, PharmD, MHA
Deborah (Deb) Pasko is the Director of the Performance Center and Optimization Services at Omnicell.  Deb has been with Omnicell for approximately 3 months.  Deb leads a team of clinicians and data scientists that provide cost-savings and/or safety and quality data metrics for Omnicell customers.  The Performance Center is the service component of the company that provides seamless integration...

Alan Staples

Alan Staples
Alan Staples is a senior strategist with the Cerner Corporation with 12 years of experience in Healthcare Information Technology. His professional experience in serving clinicians and care teams in surgical venues, and his background in designing and implementing clinical decision support lend a unique perspective to his work on the opioid crisis. His focus and passion is to help...

CMS Draft Specifications for 2019 QPP and IPPS Final Rule

Dan Golder, DDS, MBA, Principal, and Larry Katzovitz, Senior Advisor, Impact Advisors. Dan and Larry examine the recent draft specifications for both the CMS' 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) and the 2019 IPPS Final Rule, providing a high-level look at both pieces of legislation, how they interrelate, and what providers and healthcare organizations need to know. Highlights include changes...