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Opioid Consortium Strategic Plan

Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium Strategic PlanThe Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium strategic plan is a three-year joint effort of Opioid Consortium members which launched in July 2018 and will drive the work of the Opioid Consortium through 2020. 

STRATEGIC PLAN AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Communication
  • Education and Patient Management
  • Harm Reduction
  • Treatment
  • Prevention
  • Data
  • Public Policy

STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS

  • Creating educational programs and resources for nurses and frontline staff, patients and the public, and high-level providers such as primary care physicians, advance practice registered nurses and physician assistants.
  • Increasing access to and the use of nasal Narcan.
  • Expanding access to a variety of patient care resources, including medication-assisted treatment, addiction consultation services, and opioid treatment programs.
  • Improving prescribing and pain management practices within and among providers.
  • Developing a data set to measure impact and improve outcomes. 

STRATEGIC PLAN PROGRESS TO DATE

  • Regarding nurse and frontline staff education, a review of existing educational practices and resources has been conducted and the development of a standardized curriculum is in progress.
  • Educational activities are being provided to help prescribers fully incorporate state and federal opioid prescribing guidelines. Additionally, a review and implementation of Ohio State Medical Board and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for acute and chronic pain management is underway to ensure hospitals are utilizing internal controls to monitor compliance.
  • Opioid Consortium members are working to develop and disseminate educational resources that can be distributed by staff to patients and families that include information about how to acquire and utilize nasal Narcan as well as treatment options for the disease of addiction.

The Opioid Consortium strategic plan also calls for efforts to influence public policy in ways that will make treatment more accessible to patients, improve reimbursement for providers, and prevent the spread of opioid addiction.

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SEPT. 6, 2018
Hospital Opioid Consortium Executive Team Presents to U.S. Attorney's Taskforce


APRIL 15, 2018
Crain's Publishes Letter Addressing Flawed Opioid Study