To combat the opioid crisis, all areas of healthcare are focusing their efforts on finding solutions. Where does the field of health information management fit in? What can we do? What tools are available?
The Trump Administration last week proposed a massive overhaul of federal agencies, which would—among other consolidations—restructure the Department of Health and Human Services and rename it the Department of Health and Public Welfare (DHPW).
The Opioid Response Act of 2018 calls for boosting funding to state-based substance abuse registries and other data sharing tools to reduce prescription opioid abuse.
The United States’ “opioid epidemic” is in the news seemingly every day, leaving some HIM professionals to wonder what role they can play in easing the burden on health systems.
Opioid addiction has been declared a public health emergency in the United States. It is vital that organizations and providers provide high quality clinical documentation, to guarantee the data which drives research and education on this topic is based on the correct information.