Expanding Opioid-Free Pain Treatment Options

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Host: Todd Rowland, MD, FAAPMR

Chief Medical Officer, Motiv

Chief Medical Officer, VitalFlo

CEO, Bridge2Medical

Attending Physician, Duke Hospitals

Dr. Todd Rowland has more than 25 years of healthcare experience which includes roles as practicing physician, CEO of health information exchange, CMIO (Chief Medical Information Officer), and most recently enterprise Senior Vice President and CIO. He has worked with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver solutions using several IT platforms which include Allscripts, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, McKesson, MEDITECH, Mirth, Optum, and other technologies.

Guest: Dr. Amy Baxter,  MD, FAAP, FACEP

Clinical Associate Professor, Augusta University

CEO, Pain Care Labs 

Dr. Amy Baxter, MD is a researcher, physician, and recent TedTalk speaker with a focus around understanding the connections that send pain from your body to your brain. Her insights provide practical neuroscience hacks to quickly block those signals. Her leading edge research offers alternative opioid-free treatment options for immediate pain relief.

TEDTalk : How to Hack your Brain When You’re in Pain, Dr. Amy Baxter, MD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SpaXqAQ4Wo

What you’ll learn about:

– Why Dr. Baxter has focused her work and research on pain management.

– What prescribers can do to improve non-medication pain management options for pain control.

– Where the biggest opportunities are for reducing opioid use and how organizations like CHIME can help.

– What administrative IT and clinical IT leaders can do to ensure computerized systems improve the digital monitoring and ordering of both medications and non-medication pain treatment.

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.


CHIME Opioid Action Center

710 Avis Drive, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Phone: 1.734.665.0000


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