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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?

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.

Responding to Opioids Epidemic - chronic pain, opioids epidemic data

Care Redesign

The Physicians’ Quandary with Opioids: Pain versus Addiction

The national addiction crisis has led to a crackdown on physician prescribing abilities for opioids. Frontline physicians and clinical leaders are torn between wanting to prevent addiction and wanting to treat chronic pain.

2013 Jefferson Emergency Department Safe Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Poster

Care Redesign

A Grassroots Effort Led by Emergency Physicians to Mitigate the Escalating Opioid Epidemic

Collaboration among Emergency Departments in addressing a public health crisis can have a broad-reaching impact that addresses the unique needs of an at-risk population.

How the EpxSubstanceUse Substance Use Disorder Mobile Health Texting Program Works - Preferred Family Healthcare Epharmix Technology Assisted Care Coordination Project Opioid Abuse

Patient Engagement

Messaging System Helps Caregivers Keep Tabs on Growing Number of Patients with Substance Use Disorder

One behavioral health provider pilots cost-effective outreach to patients with SUD that checks up on their recovery, triages needs, and facilitates communication.

Integrated Care - Most effective means of integrating mental and behavioral health services

Care Redesign

Survey Snapshot: Integrated Care Makes Sense — but Barriers Remain

NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members call for integration of mental and behavioral health services with primary care.

Steps for Deploying Nudge Unit in Health Care

Patient Engagement

Nudge Units to Improve the Delivery of Health Care

Key information and important choices are constantly being presented in health care. Yet often the frames or default options used are selected without attention to strategic goals.

How Adequate Are Your Organization's Mental and Behavioral Health Services to Meet the Needs of the Patient Population?

Care Redesign

Care Redesign Survey: It’s Time to Treat Physical and Mental Health with Equal Intent

By neglecting mental and behavioral health, our society has made it virtually impossible to succeed in holistic health, and thus to improve health outcomes.

Face-to-Face Group Sessions Are the Most Useful Mode of Communication in Health Social Networks

Patient Engagement

Survey Snapshot: Patient Networks Are Important for Outcomes

NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members overwhelmingly agree that social networks can impact chronic diseases and healthy behaviors, but time commitment and funding prevent their prevalence.

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