By: Mitch Evans
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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.
How do I know my entire organization is practicing responsible opioid prescribing?
If you practice medicine today, you’re undoubtedly aware of the intense scrutiny on physicians who prescribe opioids and the practices that employ them. Nearly every week, we read another headline that illustrates the challenge:
- California Doctors Alarmed As State Links Their Opioid Prescriptions to Deaths
- Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Can Physicians Prescribe Opioids to Treat Pain Adequately While Avoiding Legal Sanction?
With a continually changing matrix of opioid prescribing guidelines and mandates from states and payers, it’s hard for clinicians at the point-of-care to stay aware of everything they’re required to do when prescribing opioids. Coupled with the limitations of electronic medical records (EMRs), it’s impossible for medical group leaders to assess whether prescribing guidelines are consistently followed. These challenges drove us to develop Shield to help clinicians and the organizations that employ them.
Ensure responsible opioid prescribing across your organization with Shield:
Shield helps medical group leaders promote responsible opioid prescribing across the organization by 1) supporting clinicians at the point-of-care and 2) delivering leadership actionable insight into performance against prescribing guidelines.
(1) Point-of-care Opioid Tool
The Opioid Tool integrates with athenaClinicals at the point-of-care to provide clinicians with a real-time checklist of recommended activities, a prescription drug monitoring report (PDMP), and prescriber resources, so they can confidently and responsibly prescribe without sacrificing practice efficiency.
(2) Prescribing Intelligence
The Prescribing Intelligence dashboard provides leadership with an organization-wide analysis of prescribing compliance performance, along with drill-down capabilities, so medical group leaders can identify areas of risk and take timely corrective action.
If responsible opioid prescribing is important to you and your practice, let’s discuss if Shield is right for you today.
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