Help Turn the Tide on the Opioid Crisis by Sharing Lessons Learned
By Bill Cioffi, CIO, CenCal Health
|Andy Smith, President, Impact Advisors|
The CHIME Opioid Task Force met in Washington, D.C., in late June to identify our next set of goals and strategies for expanding the CHIME Opioid Health IT Action Center. We are poised to move forward with an ambitious plan to make a difference in opioid addiction and deaths in this country, and we are asking you to help us.
As co-chairs of the Opioid Task Force Education Subcommittee, we have committed to scheduling at least one webinar every month that showcases members’ real-world solutions and best practices for addressing the opioid crisis. To date, CHIME and the task force have hosted eight webinars with more scheduled for this year, all free and open to the public. We will continue making resources available to through 2020 with the goal to assist providers, healthcare organizations, patients and their families successfully win the opioid battle.
If you have an opioid program that includes a health IT component, please consider presenting a webinar. We welcome examples from the entire continuum of care, from grassroots community initiatives to programs that span large healthcare systems. We also encourage CHIME members who have partnered with a CHIME Foundation firm and have real-world results to participate. Each solution makes a difference, and the more we learn from each other, the more effective we will be.
The content should be tailored for CIOs and CMIOs and should highlight IT’s role in creating solutions. The proposal submission criteria are similar to CHIME’s College LIVE webinars; instructions are available here. CHIME will provide support for any webinar proposal that is accepted, including scheduling, content formatting, preparation, registration and promotion. If you have any questions, please mail the CHIME Opioid Task Force at [email protected]
There is no silver bullet that will fix this devastating disease; it is too broad, too pervasive and too complex. We believe we can turn the tide, though, by using the expertise and knowledge of our members and collaborators. Please join us and help make a difference.