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.
Introducing CHIME Opioid Task Force Educational Webinar Series
This series will include a monthly webinar highlighting organizations or individuals sharing of solutions and best practices that have provided real-life results in successfully addressing the opioid crisis; by reduction in prescribing, identifying high-risk patients, assisting in treatment and many other solutions targeting the opioid crisis.
#1 – Proposal Requirements#2 – General Proposal Information#3 – Evaluation and Selection Process#4 – Due dates, notifications, and slides#5 – SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
- The task force is requesting your participation in identifying and promoting best practices; share real-world IT-based healthcare practices and success stories, provide and share tools that can be applied in other organizations to help stem the tide of this devastating crisis.
- The submissions should be based on knowledge, experience and insights from CHIME provider members and CHIME Foundation partners by sharing real-world examples and best-practice solutions.
- The content should be tailored to CIOs and CMIOs who serve as members of their organization’s committees or internal groups dedicated to finding opioid solutions.
- The information to be a useful to all attendees in gaining an understanding of technology’s role in creating solutions.
- Have you initiated an innovative solution or process with real-world success?
- We welcome hearing about your lessons learned and your successes that can be shared and utilized by other organizations.
One of the calls to action the task force is to harness and share the talent and knowledge of CHIME’s diverse membership. This will enable the task force provide CHIME members and their organizations IT based and supported and solutions for launching and maintaining system-wide initiatives to reduce the disease of opioid addiction in our communities.
The Knowledge Hub is repository for sharing of solutions (white papers, articles, and other real-work initiatives) Please visit the site, review the information stored to date, share the best practices and solutions your organization may be utilizing. This site is available to all interested, not only CHIME members.
As an organization representing and bringing together our nation’s healthcare information technology leaders, we are in a position to make an immense impact on our fellow Americans’ lives by using technology to bend the curve of opioid addiction. As we continue to move forward with our new initiative, we look to work with both public entities and private organizations to end this crisis.
Task Force Co-Chairs
Lucile Packard Children’s HospitalJim Turnbull
LCHIME, FCHIME, DHA
University of Utah Health
Event Type:College LIVE
Dave Lehr, CIO at Anne Arundel Health Sys
CHIME Advocacy Summit
Start: October 3, 2018
End: October 5, 2018
Event type: In-person meeting