Topic: Promising Interventions to Improve Safety and Reduce Opioid Adverse Events
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
This Medication Safety Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs).(LAN) Event was open to beneficiaries, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-
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
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Jennifer Thomas, PharmD
Cheryl Anderson, BS, RPh
The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence
Anne Myrka, BS Pharm, MAT
Margherita R. Giuliano, RPh, CAE
Connecticut Pharmacists Association
Thomas Kowalski, RPh
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts