In this episode, Amanda Hays of BD speaks to Dr. Keith Woeltje, CMIO, at Froedtert Health in Wisconsin about valuable resources and information about preventing opioid drug diversion. He describes the role that a CMIO can play in raising awareness, implementing prevention technology in a hospital setting; and also his front line experiences in treating patients with complications of substance use disorder.
Amanda Hays, Pharm.D., MHA, BCPS, CPHQ, FASHP Associate Director, Medical Affairs at BD
Dr. Keith Woeltje, MD, PhD VP, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Froedtert Health
In early 2018, the CHIME Opioid Task Force (OTF) was launched with a simple mission: to turn the tide on the opioid epidemic using the knowledge and expertise of the nation’s health care IT leaders. They created the Opioid Action Center (OAC) to provide the latest knowledge, resources and insights for health care IT leaders on the front lines of the opioid crisis. While our mission is simple, achieving it is not. Opioid/substance use disorder 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.