Pharmacy Clinical Decision Support Tools to Improve Opioid Safety

Description

The Defense Health Agency has developed an Opioid Registry tool designed to allow easy identification of individuals who are taking prescription opioids. The registry leverages claims, encounter, and prescription data from within the Military Health System and that which is paid for by Tricare to identify specific risk factors for each patient. Predictive analytic methods are then used to quantify the probability of opioid-induced respiratory depression for each patient. The Patient Lookup Tool takes Opioid Registry-based information and displays it for use and easy interpretation at the point-of-care or dispensing pharmacy. Actionable information includes a recommendation for naloxone, medication history, immunization history, lab testing history, encounter history, and clinical practice guideline based recommendations.  Dashboards and reports have been developed or are in development that illustrate rolling 12-month views of opioid, benzodiazepine, and naloxone use along with CPG-based compliance rates. The Opioid Registry, Patient Lookup Tool, and associated dashboards and reports are discussed. 

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how to use the Opioid Registry to identify opioid patients who naloxone may be indicated.
  2. Identify risk factors for opioid induced respiratory depression.
  3. State how to quickly and easily screen patients for risk of opioid induced respiratory depression at the pharmacy using the Patient Lookup Tool.

 

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how to use the Opioid Registry to identify opioid patients who naloxone may be indicated.
  2. Identify risk factors for opioid induced respiratory depression.
  3. State how to quickly and easily screen patients for risk of opioid induced respiratory depression at the pharmacy using the Patient Lookup Tool.
 
 
 
Speakers:
Mark
Mark Maneval, PhD
Data Scientist
Enterprise Intelligence and Data Solutions, Defense Health Agency
 
Learning Level: Level 1
Track: Clinical Patient Care, General Session
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Tuesday, October 23
Time: 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: 
Kansas City Convention Center - Grand Ballroom
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-216-L04-P/T
CEUs Pharmacist: .1
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-18-216-L04-P/T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .1
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based