Health IT Improves Opioid Prescribing

July 9, 2019

In this special episode produced in conjunction with the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, we look at safe practice recommendations for opioid prescribing.

The United States is in the midst of a deadly opioid use epidemic, which we see contributing to a decline in U.S. life expectancy. To help reverse this trend, ECRI and the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) recognized the unique opportunity to collaborate on safety issues by combining EHR developer expertise, information, and perspectives with the Partnership’s evidence, knowledge, data, and data analysis available from ECRI in its role as a Patient Safety Organization. The safe practice recommendations are available from the Partnership; additional safety resources are available from EHRA.

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