Seminar - 90 Minutes
The high frequency of utilization of the Hospital Emergency Departments (ED) by patients seeking care for non-emergent dental conditions (NEDC) provided the impetus to examine these utilization trends, and to develop and implement strategic initiatives to address them.
Mercy health developed inter-professional educational (IPEC) multifaceted approach to respond to the opioid crisis. These include; development and implementation of a Definitive Care Concept; development and implementation of an evidence-based pain management curriculum (NNT / NNTH); development and implementation of a screening, intervention, referral program (SBIRT) for addressing substance abuse disorder and strategic utilization of the electronic health record (EHR) to track inappropriate prescribing profiles to specific discipline relative to peers; and to alert and educate prescribers relative to best practices.
This program will describe the evolution, development and implementation of these strategic initiatives, as well as the successes achieved and obstacles encountered at Mercy Health, Ohio’s largest health care provider.