Host: Bill Spooner, mostly retired former CIO and member of the CHIME Opioid Task Force
Dr. Shelda Martin MD, FACP Associate Chief Medical Officer, CAMC Memorial Division Medical Director, CAMC Ryan White Program – HIV Care Physician Champion, Substance Use Disorder Task Force
Dr. W. Kendall Wyatt, MD, RN, EMTP Associate Chief Medical Officer – Informatics Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) Charleston, WV
In 2010, the area serviced by West Virginia’s Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) was leading the nation in opioid overdose deaths. Dr. Shelda Martin MD, FACP shares her experience with addressing stigma and knowledge gaps that prevent clinicians from identifying and treating opioid use disorder. Dr. W. Kendall Wyatt MD, RN, EMTP’s medical and technological background combined with Dr. Martin’s process and leadership expertise, allowed them to successfully implement an embedded Opioid Tool Kit.
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.