A Discussion on EMBED Programs
with Dr. Ted Melnick, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Hosted by: Ryan Stolcpart, PharmD
In this Opioid Action Center Podcast, Ryan Stolcpart, PharmD, converses with Dr. Ted Melnick, an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Yale-New Haven Hospital’s York Street and Shoreline campuses, about their EMBED program, including an application designed to facilitate MOUD treatment in the ED. Dr. Melnick is currently in his final year as Principal Investigator of the EMBED project, a five-year UG3/UH3 National Institute on Drug Abuse award to develop, disseminate, implement, and test a user-centered decision support system to facilitate ED-initiation of buprenorphine for individuals suffering from opioid user disorder.
The CHIME Opioid Task Force (OTF) was launched in early 2018 with a simple mission: to turn the tide on the opioid epidemic using the knowledge and expertise of the nation’s healthcare IT leaders. While our mission is simple, achieving it is not. Opioid addiction is a complex disease that requires long-term, if not lifetime, care from well-informed clinicians who are supported with easy-to-use and reliable tools.