WEBINAR: Washington Overdose Notification System
July 19, 2019 –
In 2016, there were 694 overdose deaths in Washington State.
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.
To decrease overdose deaths in our state, the Washington State Medical Association, Collective Medical Technology and Washington State Hospital Association advanced legislation (HB 1427) in 2017 to establish an overdose event notification program, which has since launched in several counties.
Please join HealthierHere and Rachel Leiber, Collective Medical's General Manager for the Pacific Northwest, to learn about this lifesaving tool. The webinar will air live on Friday, July 19 from 12-1pm.
About the webinar:
Providers need timely and meaningful information to support patient care. This webinar will provide an overview of how the overdose letter notification system works to help address that need. We'll learn about the program's ability to notify a patient’s primary care provider or other prescribing provider if they are brought to a hospital emergency department and confirmed to have experienced an overdose event. We will also discuss the specific criteria that must be met to send and receive a notification.