November 2017

Healthinsight Develops Training Program for Primary Care Physicians to Prevent Opioid-Related Harms in Older Adults

Blog - November 9, 2017
Lindsey Alley

In an innovative project funded through the Medicare program, HealthInsight is developing a multi-faceted training program to encourage primary care providers to use a tailored, patient-centered approach to managing chronic pain for patients age 55 and older. The goals are to reduce opioid-related hospitalizations, readmissions and emergency department visits of older patients; reduce the number of older patients with risky opioid prescriptions; and increase the number of clinics that adopt a screening and referral process for opioid use disorders.