Tools For Hospitals To Help Identify The Risk Of Prescription Drug Abuse
TOOLS FOR HOSPITALS TO HELP IDENTIFY THE RISK OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE
A large, top-ranking hospital system in the southeastern United States wanted to assess its risk level for patients who are prescribed opioids in their course of treatment. The hospital system realized that it didn’t have a defined protocol in place to mitigate the chance of abuse and diversion. Many clinicians were using different laboratories, testing at different frequencies and checking the prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) sporadically, if at all. This, coupled with the opioid epidemic, created risk and potential liability for the hospital and its prescribers.
The hospital system decided to implement Cordant’s Closed Loop Solution™ to create a consistent protocol around drug testing and PDMP data usage and to help gain insight into risk level or areas in need of improvement. Just two months after beginning the Closed Loop Solution, the staff had meaningful and actionable information provided by Cordant.