Opinion: Sharing information to fight opioid misuse in the U.S.

“… The federal government has a long history of sharing critical health information for those who need to know, and has put foundational pieces in place to tackle the opioid crisis.”

“For example, the CONNECT health information-sharing platform supports the secure exchange of health information for more than 2,000 organizations across the U.S. It is an e-gov initiative lead by the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) under the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In 2017, Federal Health IT magazine awarded Federal Health Architecture (FHA) an Innovation Award for their work with CONNECT and the state-to-state prescription exchange for tracking opioid use. This pilot, CONNECT Empowering Opioid Exchange, linked federally managed patient records with state prescription data records across 44 States.”

“The intent is to…”

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Source: Sharing information to fight opioid misuse in the U.S. – March 19, 2019. CGI.

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