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Opioid Management 2021
Insights from CHIME’s “Healthcare’s Most Wired”—An Update on Strategies Employed by Advanced Ambulatory Healthcare Organizations

author - Bob Cash
Bob Cash
author - Cathy McCabe
Cathy McCabe
October 27, 2021 | Read Time: 2  minutes

On an annual basis, acute care, ambulatory, and long-term/post–acute care organizations take part in CHIME’s HealthCare’s Most Wired survey, with the overall goal of improving healthcare through the best use of available technology. Organizations are surveyed about their current adoption levels and strategies across many IT areas. This study looks at the responses of 263 ambulatory organizations in the United States to understand how organizations are using technology to battle opioid use disorder (OUD). It also compares the latest findings with trends from 2019 (see KLAS’ prior installment in this series).

All data in this report comes from CHIME’s Healthcare’s Most Wired 2021.

States Have Grown Much More Advanced in Use of Opioid Use Reduction Programs 

Healthcare organizations are increasingly using the full battery of tools available to them to combat OUD. The 38 states who have highly advanced programs (up from 27 in 2019) are typically using five or six tools, giving them more ways to tackle OUD.

status of opioid use reduction programs

More Organizations Have ePrescribing Module Connected to State/Regional PDMP Database

Healthcare organizations have made strides in the past two years connecting to their state or regional PDMP database—today, the vast majority of responding organizations are connected. 38 states (up from 24 in 2019) have at least 75% of responding organizations connected to the PDMP. Organizations report this connection is one of the most impactful ways to combat OUD.

percent of organizations with eprescribing module connected to state/regional pdmp database

Other Key Findings on Opioid Management Technology

In most organizations, the PDMP database is integrated into clinical workflows, prompting review and often offering decision support and other guidance for prescribing clinicians.

ehr prompts review of states pdmp at appropriate point in clinician workflow
direct clinician access to pdmp through ehr
information technology & mechanisms in use for opioid reduction by facility size
information technology & mechanisms in use for opioid reduction by clinic type
author - Amanda Wind Smith
Amanda Wind Smith
author - Jess Wallace-Simpson
Jess Wallace-Simpson
author - Natalie Jamison
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Natalie Jamison
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