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We've launched Shield on the athenahealth Marketplace

Posted by Mitch Evans on Jan 31, 2019 8:33:00 AM

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The Shield platform now integrates with athenaClinicals to help medical group leaders proactively manage and measure opioid prescribing, so they can have the assurance of responsible prescribing across the organization.

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Weekend Round Up: March 3, 2018

Posted by Mitch Evans on Mar 3, 2018 7:02:34 AM

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Some of recent the stories that caught our eyes at AffirmHealth in February:

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prescribing protocols, opioid prescribing

Opioid Prescribing: Protect Your Patients. Protect Your Practice.

Posted by Mitch Evans on Jan 16, 2018 11:21:00 AM

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Treating chronic pain in 2018?

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Chronic Pain Guidelines, State Opioid Prescibing Guidelines, Pain Guidelines, opioid prescribing

Are You Keeping Up With Your State's Chronic Pain Guidelines?

Posted by Mitch Evans on Jun 15, 2017 2:14:50 PM

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Looking to stay compliant with state prescribing guidelines? Check out our related content:

In March 2016, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) made headlines when it released it's 12-point Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. As the opioid epidemic and chronic pain pandemic have reached record levels, state governments and professional medical societies alike have released their own recommendations and regulations to inform opioid prescribing. Here's a snapshot to help you keep track of your state's chronic pain guidelines.

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Opioid Therapy, Clinical Tools, Smarter Pain Management, Guidelines

New Toolkit Supports Providers with Prescribing Guidelines

Posted by Mitch Evans on Jun 6, 2017 10:59:56 AM

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The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare, Inc. (AAAHC) has released a new toolkit to combat opioid overdose through improved stewardship programs. The resource is designed to help providers review and assess the volume and length of opioid prescriptions and dosages to mitigate risk of patient overdose and death.

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Research, Opioid Therapy, Pain Management, Opioid Doses

Do Higher Opioid Doses Lead To Worse Outcomes?

Posted by Mitch Evans on May 1, 2017 6:30:00 AM

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A recent study published in The Journal of Pain found that patients prescribed higher opioid doses experienced greater pain intensity, higher health care utilization, and poorer quality of life. Is this a breakthrough finding or an obvious correlation?

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Opioid Epidemic, National Prescription Drug Take-Back, Opioid Misuse

Don't Be An Accidental Drug Dealer

Posted by Mitch Evans on Apr 20, 2017 5:24:47 PM

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Saturday, April 29th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s initiative to provide a safe and easy way to dispose of unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

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Healthcare, Interventional Pain Management, chronic pain, Opioid Epidemic, Integrated Pain

Integrated Pain-Psych Program Cuts Costs by 45%

Posted by Mitch Evans on Mar 27, 2017 7:20:00 AM

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Let's face two truths about heathcare costs in our country:

  1. We spend over $600 billion annually in pain treatment and resulting lost productivity
  2. The top 1% of 'high utilizers' account for over 27% of total costs
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