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Vizient HIIN Community Knowledge Network – Opioid Management: A Policy Primer, Part 1

Senior Asian Couple Business Audience

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT.

In recent years, opioid-related overdoses have been declared an epidemic in the United States, one that requires health care professionals to take an active role in solving the problem. A years ago, Vizient™ initiated a call to action on opioids to help members join together to address this issue of national importance. Through our efforts, we have been showcasing various subject matter and member experts, developing a resource compendium and bringing members together across Vizient to improve care through better opioid stewardship.

We are pleased to offer a new series offered by the Vizient Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) on opioid management. Join us for our three-part series, where we explore the many facets of this complex issue, including how to balance patient-centered care with the tenet of “First, do no harm,” as well as offer compelling patient stories and examples of innovative collaborations across the care continuum.

The first webinar of this series will explore the latest guidelines for pain management and prescribing opioids in both the acute and primary care settings. We will hear implementation examples of these guidelines and standards.

Guest speakers

  • Christina Mikosz, MD, MPH
    Medical Officer, Prescription Drug Overdose Health Systems Team, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • David Baker, MD, MPH, FACP
    Executive Vice President, Health Care Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission

This three-part webinar series is part of the Community Knowledge Network Education Series, which focuses on special topics that are current safety challenges facing the industry. Webinars in the series offer continuing education credit as outlined in the following designation statement. These webinars are available to all Partnership for Patients stakeholders, including all Vizient members, HIIN participants, Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other federal and state organizations, as well as patients and family members.