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Opioid Crisis in health care industry

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Opioid over consumption is not only affecting the health of the beneficiaries but also creating
a lot of loss for payers and providers. To ensure the safety of patients and reduce the financial
loss from opioid crisis, hospitals and pharmaceuticals should adopt measures to monitor and
track opioid prescription and consumption. Using and integrating data across platforms with
the help of technology, this epidemic could be eradicated for a healthy future.

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Opioid Crisis in health care industry

  1. 1. OPIOID CRISIS OPIOID CRISIS Sanjay Patil is a Healthcare IT consultant with top-tier consulting experience in successfully delivering large scale custom development projects, applica- tion integration, content management ,portal solutions and implementation of health care business solutions. He has been actively involved in Meaningful Use and is passionate about creating IT solutions for providers w.r.t different regulatory programs. He has worked in delivering solutions across all product lines such as EMR, EHR ,Care Co-ordination, Patient Engagement. Sanjay Patil
  2. 2. 11 million - misused an opioid pain reliever in the past year 63,600 families lost someone to drug overdose within an year The U.S. lifespan estimates declined for the second time in two years, primarily due to deaths from drug overdose Opioids such as Vicodin (hydrocodone), OxyContin (oxycodone), heroin and fentanyl accounted for 42,000 deaths in 2016 Overdose rates are highest among people aged between 25 to 54. Drug overdoses account for more deaths in Ameri- ca than falls, guns, or traffic accidents Baby Boomers experienced increased risk of death due to prescription opioid overdose relative to individuals born after- wards. One-third of Part D beneficiaries received an opioid prescription in 2016, costing the program $4.1 billion and representing 79.4 mil- lion prescriptions. 501,008 Part D benefi- ciaries received high amounts of opioids 69,563 received “extreme” amounts – many as a result of doctor shopping OPIOID CRISIS FACTS & NUMBERS OPIOID CRISIS FACTS & NUMBERS Resources SAMHSA, 2017 Kochanek, Murphy, Xu, & Arias, 2017 Dowell, Arias, Kochanek, Anderson, & al, 2017 National Center for Health Statistics Data from 1999 to 2014
  3. 3. Conclusion Opioid over consumption is not only affecting the health of the beneficiaries but also creating a lot of loss for payers and providers. To ensure the safety of patients and reduce the financial loss from opioid crisis, hospitals and pharmaceuticals should adopt measures to monitor and track opioid prescription and consumption. Using and integrating data across platforms with the help of technology, this epidemic could be eradicated for a healthy future. If you would like to bounce off your thoughts on this, let’s have a conversation. Connect with the experts! At Nalashaa, we partner with healthcare organizations of all stages, from startups to established firms, and work with them to build engaging user experiences that reduce organizational cost and risk. Our healthcare and technology expertise, along with our flexible engagement models, make us a great fit for developing the quality technology while reducing time to market and engineering costs. About Us 555 US Highway 1 South, Suite 170, Iselin, NJ 08830, USA 732-602-2560 X 200 www.nalashaahealth.com Reach Us:

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