Joseph Hsu, M.D.
Vice Chair for Quality, Musculoskeletal Institute, Atrium Health
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 • 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
Dr. Joseph Hsu has over ten years of experience as an orthopaedic traumatologist and is a sought after expert in the areas of limb salvage, orthopaedic infections and perioperative pain management. Dr. Hsu’s current research interests are in the field of orthopaedic trauma, opioid prescribing safety, and clinical decision support, and he has experience working within clinical consortiums at a national and international level. Dr. Hsu has extensive experience in military and civilian organizations with creating and implementing clinical practice guidelines. He is currently the principal investigator on a CDC-funded system-wide computerized alert and decision support intervention tool for prescription opioids and benzodiazepines. The alert system is the first alert system of its kind dedicated to testing opioid interventions within a patient’s EMR by showing physicians identified previously hidden risk factors (e.g. a history of narcotic prescriptions or substance abuse). In six months, the program has prevented more than 6,500 opioid and benzodiazepines prescriptions in the Carolinas.