The Hospital’s Critical Role in Battling the Opioid Epidemic

Monday, Nov. 18, 2019
2:45 PM–4:00 PM
Lincoln 3
Value and Population Health

Moderator: Steve Sternberg, Assistant Managing Editor, Health Initiatives, U.S. News & World Report

At the front lines of treatment and prevention, hospitals play a big role in addressing and reversing the opioid crisis. Providers are taking a second look at prescribing patterns of physicians across departments, implementing dosage guidelines alongside new screening procedures and payment models, and innovating in ways they manage people coming in who are coping with addiction. Hear about what hospitals can achieve as they reach beyond their walls to collaborate on solutions in their communities.

Jay Bhatt, D.O., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, American Hospital Association
Christopher F. Freer, D.O., Co-Chair, RWJBarnabas Health Tackling Addiction Task Force; System Director of Emergency Medicine, RWJBarnabas Health; Chairman, Emergency Department, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Halena M. Gazelka, M.D., Director, Inpatient Pain Service, Division of Pain Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Alicia A. Jacobs, M.D., Vice Chair, Clinical Operations, Family Medicine and Family Medicine Physician and Associate Professor, University of Vermont Medical Center

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