September 5, 2019
Helping providers better manage opioid prescribing begins with being aware of the tasks they have to complete, according to hc1.com Senior Vice President, High-Value Care, R. Scott LaNeve.
At the end of August, LaNeve presented a webinar during which he shared ways to enable physicians to meet opioid prescribing guidelines and easily monitor patients. Healthcare providers diligently following prescribing guidelines have been able to reduce opioid misuse in their practices by as much as 40 percent.
During the webinar, LaNeve introduced the most common prescribing guidelines and what they typically require of prescribers, as well as the challenges providers face when trying to meet guidelines. He then discussed ways to help alleviate some of those challenges including using automation to help with administrative tasks.
LaNeve is a national advocate for the prevention of opioid misuse through deliberate patient monitoring and has spent the last several years focused exclusively on the opioid addiction crisis. He developed and launched an industry-first clinical support program to help providers meet best practice monitoring protocols by preventing prescription drug misuse and substance use disorders.