Opioid stewardship webinar

Jim Lichauer, pharmacist and Vizient Performance Improvement Collaborative project manager, represents Vizient on the National Quality Foundation’s Opioid Stewardship Action Team, which works to develop strategies for addressing the opioid crisis. This webinar reviewed the fundamental components of opioid stewardship detailed in a recently published NQF playbook and share leading practices from physicians for implementing these components. If you missed the webinar or want to share it with a colleague, access the recording below.

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In the fall of 2016 Vizient issued a call for change to help reduce opioid misuse and addiction. We realize that while opioids alleviate pain, the misuse of these substances is resulting in unprecedented death and hardship. By collaborating with our members and industry experts, we believe together we can change the face of opioid addiction for the better in America. We are delighted you are interested in joining our multi-pronged effort and look forward to providing additional information to you based on your area of interest.

We invite our members to drive change across America by working together to:

  • Reduce opioid abuse, misuse, addiction and overdose
  • Advocate for increased and expanded opioid-use awareness as well as increased substance abuse services
  • Safely meet the needs of patients experiencing pain.

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Past Programs

Date Topic
November 29, 2017 HIIN Community Knowledge Network Webcast: Promising Hospital Practices and Changing the Preoperative Pain Conversation
November 1, 2017 HIIN Community Knowledge Network Webinar: Stories of Recovery and Connecting the Community
October 25, 2017 Performance Improvement Webcast: Reducing Opioid Adverse Drug Events
October 25, 2017 Webinar: Opioid Safety (only available to PSO members)
October 18, 2017 Pharmacy Webinar: Do No Harm! Team Approach to Reduce Opioid Reversals
October 18, 2017 HIIN Community Knowledge Network Webinar: A Policy Primer
October 3, 2017

Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain Knowledge Transfer Webinar (PI Collaborative program participants only)

June 19, 2017 Webinar: Recognition of Pain and Provider Practices Across the Continuum
May 8, 2017 Webinar: Pain Management Alternatives
August 16, 2016 Drive to reduce opioid misuse and addiction: The case for change regarding opioid stewardship
August 25, 2016 Drive to reduce opioid misuse and addiction: Member Opioid Journeys
September 6, 2016 Drive to reduce opioid misuse and addiction: Expert Panel

For additional information or inquiries about the Vizient opioid resources, please feel comfortable contacting Jodi Eisenberg, Senior Director, Accreditation Program at (312) 775-4426 or jodi.eisenberg@vizientinc.com.

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How UK HealthCare is addressing the opioid crisis

Addressing the opioid crisis through pain management

Phillip Chang, MD, chief medical officer at UK HealthCare discusses how the academic medical center is helping doctors there tackle the crisis by educating patients on treatments that will help manage pain and reduce the potential for opioid misuse. UK HealthCare is a member of the Vizient Opioid Stewardship Collaborative.