Medication Safety LAN Event: January 2017
Topic: Promising Interventions to Improve Safety and Reduce Opioid Adverse Events
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
This event was open to beneficiaries, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs).
This event focused on interventions utilized by two different Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and a large payer to reduce the risks of opioid use and improve the safety of opioid prescribing. Consider what steps your organization can take to improve opioid safety or share what steps you have already taken to improve safety for your population.
- Describe the breadth and depth of the current opioid epidemic.
- Explain how collaboration with a quality improvement organization (QIO) may improve outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries and patients.
- Implement possible interventions to reduce adverse events associated with opioids and/or understand who to contact to assist in creating interventions to improve opioid safety.
Slides & Recorded Presentation:
Meet the Speakers:
Anita Thomas, PharmD
Jennifer Thomas, PharmD
Cheryl Anderson, BS, RPh
Anne Myrka, BS Pharm, MAT
Margherita R. Giuliano, RPh, CAE
Thomas Kowalski, RPh
Continuing Education Credit:
The purpose of this session is to prepare healthcare quality improvement professionals to implement effective and safer care strategies by exploring promising practices to improve safety and reduce opioid adverse events.
We expect that this experience will help participants demonstrate and promote successful delivery of care practices and identify opportunities for improvement, all of which may promote advances in care that impact the Medicare beneficiaries served by the work of the QIO Program.
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