Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 10:45am – 12 noon
- David Lacouture, JSW, LSW, Chief Administration Officer, NewBridge Services
- David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor, Foothold Technology
In early 2018, the Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) convened a national Opioid Crisis Task Force to identify how Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and other health IT can play a role in providing solutions to one of the nation’s most pressing challenges. David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor of Foothold Technology, is a participant on the Opioid Crisis Task Force where he co-leads the Standards and Technology sub-group. This important group of stakeholders is examining ways health IT functionality can be better utilized as part of the larger solution to combat the opioid crisis in our country. In this session, Mr. Bucciferro will share highlights from a recent panel discussion with congressional staff where the Task Force shared initial policy recommendations on ways to maximize the capacities of health IT in the fight against opioid abuse. Mr. Buccifferro will share best practices gleaned from state-by-state research, and along with NewBridge Services, a New Jersey-based provider, will facilitate dialogue among attendees on ways data, technology, and collaboration — including connecting to state HIE systems — can be used to evaluate and support recovery efforts.