A Workflow-Oriented Approach to Clinical Decision Support for Effective Pain and Opioid Management

8:20 AM–8:40 AM May 21, 2020 (Conference Time: US - Pacific)

8:20 AM–8:40 AM May 21, 2020

707 - Snoqualmie


Abstract: Against the backdrop of the national opioid crisis, Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, PA launched an opioid stewardship initiative that has improved care and reduced opioid utilization. Targeted clinical decision support interventions such as electronic health record (EHR) integration with Pennsylvania’s state PDMP, review of opioid treatment agreements, and monitoring morphine equivalent levels have helped clinicians to effectively manage pain while reducing their use of opioids. By incorporating evidence-based pain management techniques and CDC guidelines into their EHR workflows, Mount Nittany’s pain management team has optimized their pain clinic performance and decreased incidence of opioid-related harms.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: The attendee should be able to understand and deploy clinical decision support interventions to assist providers with appropriate opioid prescribing


Upendra Thaker (Presenter)
Mount Nittany Medical Center