Opioid Learning Network Series - Shared screen with speaker view
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Lack of data is a barrier
Difficulty in clearly identifying opioid naïve vs tolerant patients.
One of our barriers we were able to overcome at HealthPartners was accurate reliable opioid prescribing data from EHR. It took quite a bit of work, but now we have a robust database built in HBI so we can drill down opioid prescribing trends among our clinicians by group or even person. This has been very helpful to drive changes in prescribing practices.
It would be nice to get the patients in numerator/denominator for metrics/measures.
I wish DHS would consider including patient names in the metrics, as it would be extremely beneficial for review of prescribing trends. Smaller hospitals do no have all of the bells and whistles capabilities in their EMRs.
Happy to be a resource - Kelly.Black@essentiahealth.org
For our data we use the following definition - Opioid naïve patients are patients who have been given an opioid prescription for the first time in over 90 days.