CHIME Task Force – addressing the National Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis in the United States is having a devastating impact on individuals, their families and the healthcare industry. With over 2,500 members in leadership roles in nearly 5,000 healthcare institutions and related entities, CHIME is uniquely positioned to help stem the tide on an epidemic that claims 115 American lives a day. CHIME members are entrusted with the data of hundreds of millions of patients. With those resources we feel CHIME members can be collaborative participants in addressing the crisis.

In response to the magnitude of this problem, the CHIME Opioid Task Force has been created to harness the talent and knowledge of its diverse membership. The task force encourages broad and active participation of members to identify and promote best practices and build an evidence base to inform public policy. The sign-up group from the CHIME Fall Forum has been an excellent starting point for developing the task force.

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Task Force Co-chairs

 

Ed Kopetsky, LCHIME, FCHIME

Chief Information Officer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

 

Jim Turnbull, LCHIME, FCHIME, DHA

Chief Information Officer

University of Utah Health

 


Call to Action

The Chime Opioid Task Force will engage the committed and collective leadership of our organization to identify and take deliberate actions to advert the increasing addiction and growing mortality of the Opioid Crisis. These actions will include creating awareness, publicizing leading healthcare practices, providing data for medical research, policy advocacy and leveraging our leadership talent in unique and powerful ways.

For information on how to get engaged with the Task Force, please contact us.

 

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