Today, 11 percent of Americans experience daily chronic pain, for which opioids are frequently prescribed.  Unfortunately, what started as standard prescribing practice has become detrimental, and due to their highly addictive nature, we’ve seen a quadrupling number of opioid overdose deaths from 1999 to 2015, killing more than 90 people per day. While state and national legislatures continue to search for ways to combat this epidemic, significant change can be made at the community level starting with medical staff, hospitals and health systems. This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the pain crisis and how it affects various patient populations, outline CDC guidelines on opioid use for chronic pain and identify strategies to positively impact the use of opioids and outcomes.

Sources: NCCIH, NPR

Key Takeaways

  • Recognize the relationship between opioid use on clinical and economic outcomes in various patient populations and the community
  • Outline recommendations suggested by CDC guidelines on opioid use in chronic pain and new pain standards just released by TJC
  • Identify strategies to impact multiple drivers of the opioid crisis

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs, CFOs, COOs of hospitals
  • VPs, Directors of hospitals

About the Speakers:

Maxik_Ken.pngKenneth Maxik is the Director of Patient Safety and Pharmacy Compliance for CompleteRx. With more than 20 years of hospital operations, management consulting and healthcare executive experience, Ken has managed a broad spectrum of engagements including operations improvement, pharmacy compliance, patient safety and hospital benchmarking.


Julie_R_sm_sq.jpgJulie Rubin, Pharm.D., BCPS, is the Director of Clinical Services for CompleteRx. Julie has more than 15 years of pharmacy experience, is board certified in pharmacotherapy, and has held numerous positions at CompleteRx including interim clinical manager at several facilities and continuing education coordinator.