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Colorado Hospital Association Opioid Summit Report
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In June 2017, CHA and member hospitals conducted a six-month pilot in eight Colorado hospital emergency departments and two freestanding emergency departments with the goal of reducing the administration of opioids by ED clinicians. The 10 EDs achieved a 36 percent reduction in opioid administrations when compared to the same time period in 2016, far surpassing the original pilot goal of 15 percent.
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Steve Poage (spoage@kha-net.org) or Ronni Anderson (kanderson@khsc.org) at (785) 233-7436.
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Dee Dee Dewell, Director, CAH Networks Outreach Services, Via Christi Health, Inc., at DeeDee.Dewell@ascension.org or (316) 858-4988.
Join us for a KHA Noon Briefing on Wednesday, Nov. 14, this webinar is designed to assist you in developing your pricing policies so you are able to answer questions from the public as your charges are compared to other hospitals across the state by patients, the media and other interested policy groups.
This symposium is designed for senior-level administrators, hospital trustees and other interested in rural health issues. For more information, contact the KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436 or mwilley@kha-net.org.
Attendees will gain awareness of the impact of the prescription drug and opioid crisis in our state, be able to identify the effect of opioids on the brain and body, explore evidence-based strategies for prescription drug and opioid misuse prevention and treatment, including best practices for opioid prescribing, and engage in meaningful dialogue with other professionals across the state of Kansas.