Southwest Washington physicians and other prescribers are invited to participate in Washington’s Overdose Notification System, a first-of-its-kind approach to helping address the opioid epidemic.
In 2017, WSHA, WSMA and DOH collaborated on HB 1427, which established an overdose event notification system. This system is intended to provide clinicians with meaningful information to help stop overdose deaths.
A recent study in California found that 170 patients with fatal overdoses had on average received opioid prescriptions from over five prescribers. Increased awareness and timely alerts resulted in fewer new opioid prescriptions and fewer high-dose prescriptions
How it Works:
— Washington Stakeholders provide Collective Medical with
participating prescribers’ contact information.
— Patient encounter at a Washington hospital has an overdose diagnosis.
— EDIE evaluates known PDMP prescribers and looks for those providers in the PDS.
— Matched prescribers are sent a fax/email notification for both fatal/non-fatal events.
–Notification will provide detailed information on the overdose event along with some recommendations about prescribing opiates .
Who Can Participate: Physicians and other prescribers in Southwest Washington are invited to join the expanded pilot. Approximately 250 physicians in Olympic Peninsula recently participated in a successful initial pilot.
Steps to Participate: Please review the materials below and send the completed participant spreadsheet to Collective Medical at firstname.lastname@example.org
More Information: The Opioid Notification Program Pilot is a six-month pilot led by Collective Medical in collaboration with the Washington State Hospital Association, Washington State Medical Association and Washington State Department of Health.
Materials and Additional Information: