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"How EHR Use, Care Coordination Promote Safe Opioid Prescribing"

EHRIntelligence article written by Kate Monica, "How EHR Use, Care Coordination Promote Safe Opioid Prescribing".

"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 opioid epidemic as more and more hospitals and health systems connect to state prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) through EHR systems, which provide prescribers with complete patient prescription histories."  To read the full article, click here.