Solving the country’s opioid crisis
Collaboration at every level
Opioid abuse is quickly growing into a major public health crisis in the US. The problem now receiving focused attention from many government stakeholders. We all need to work together to tackle this epidemic and correct the course. There is a role for each and every one of us to combat the opioid abuse crisis in this country and to intervene, heal, and prevent. But, it is going to take all hands on deck.
- Strategies for stemming the opioid epidemic
- Fighting the opioid crisis
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- How to help reverse the opioid epid
- Winning the war
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“Ridding our communities of substance misuse and addiction will take more than one bill, or one budget, or one program... It’s going to require constant aggressive teamwork from Beacon Hill to our communities.”–Governor Charlie Baker
Strategies for stemming the opioid epidemic
The opioid crisis in the United States continues to reverberate across society. While a holistic solution remains elusive, health plans and pharmacy benefit managers are evolving their use of data analytics and technology to improve prevention and treatment among their members and in their communities.
Fighting the opioid crisis
Health and criminal justice organizations aren’t the only ones who should involve themselves in solutions for opioid abuse. Here’s how they can join forces with innovators, technologists, and experts beyond traditional stakeholder groups to help fight the US opioid crisis.
Health Care Current
This weekly series explores breaking news and developments in the US health care industry, examines key issues facing life sciences and health care companies and provides updates and insights on policy, regulatory, and legislative changes.
Winning the war against opioid addiction and abuse
We have come a long way in the battle against opioid addiction in a relatively short time, and a better long-term solution could be just around the corner.
Prescribing treatment for the opioid epidemic: Joint public-private initiatives take shape
Opioid abuse is quickly growing into a major public health crisis in the US. With the problem now receiving focused attention from many government stakeholders, what is being done? The latest Dbriefs discusses:
- How data analytics tools help
health careproviders connect critical health information across systems
- Collaborative ecosystems where creative solutions are being developed across sectors by businesses, non-profits, and government agencies
- Innovative health care models being developed and deployed to provide more integrative care
- New guidelines from public health organizations that provide health care providers with specific direction on prescribing and care management approaches
Explore these emerging trends and discuss the implications for employers, health care providers, and government officials by viewing the recent Dbriefs webcast below.