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Opioids Epidemic

Providers have a large role in tackling the opioid epidemic, but they can't go it alone. How do we best address the growing national opioid addiction crisis?

VHA Whole Health System diagram

Care Redesign

Finding the Cause of the Crises: Opioids, Pain, Suicide, Obesity, and Other “Epidemics”

Until we redesign our health care system to address our patients’ personal determinants of health, we will continue to inadequately address our multiple chronic disease crises.

New Evidence on Stemming Low-Value and Overprescribing - Nudgind Physicians Toward Better Prescribing Practices

New Marketplace

New Evidence on Stemming Low-Value Prescribing

New research suggests that deploying strong and surprising messages could help to address overprescribing of opioids and other drugs.

Treatment Authorization Increases and Rapid Boost in New Mexico Medicaid Members Treated for Chronic HCV

Care Redesign

A Collaborative Model to Expand Medicaid Treatment Coverage for Chronic Hepatitis C Virus

How managing the benefit coverage expansion for the treatment of HCV in New Mexico was successfully achieved after less than 2 years.

It Takes a Health Crisis Panel Clip Still

Leadership

It Takes a Health Crisis

Health crises often unmask deep, underlying disparities and disadvantage in the communities that health care providers serve.

Myths and Realities of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment.

Care Redesign

Primary Care and the Opioid-Overdose Crisis — Buprenorphine Myths and Realities

There is a realistic, scalable solution for reaching the millions of Americans with opioid use disorder: mobilizing the primary care physician (PCP) workforce to offer office-based addiction treatment with buprenorphine, as other countries have done.

Bottle Size Matters - Surgical Care Pain Care and Chronic Opioid Users - Michael Englesbe talk still

Leadership

Bottle Size Matters: Surgical Care and Opioids

Six percent of surgical patients who are opioid naïve become new chronic opioid users. To combat this statistic, one group in Michigan is changing surgical care and pain care practices across the state.

Overcoming Public Health / Health Department - Clinic - Community Bias Joneigh Khaldun partnerships talk still

Leadership

Overcoming Public Health / Clinic / Community Bias

Strategically integrated partnerships between public health, health systems, and the communities they serve are the only way to truly change our nation’s health outcomes.

Opioid Prescriptions Strength Conversion Table

Care Redesign

Tackling the Opioid Crisis with Clear Prescription Guidelines, Accurate Monitoring, and Provider Education

How a large physician organization reduced the amount of opioids prescribed per patient while increasing referrals for pain management consultation.

Why We Became Doctors—and How That Changed to Mental Health Care - Panel Clip Still

Care Redesign

Why We Became Doctors—and How That Changed

These specialists in mental health care collaboration, addiction, and chronic pain didn’t start out that way. But they saw huge gaps in care for patients who needed these services and decided to do something about it.

The House of Medicine Is Incomplete - Untreated Sentinel Syndromes and Early Life Trauma talk still

Care Redesign

The House of Medicine Is Incomplete

If we don’t create ecosystems of care for the sentinel syndromes, we will fail at truly helping the 5% who cost 50% of health care dollars.

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