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EHR tool to assess patient risks for opioid abuse – Joseph Goedert – October 23, 2018
Electronic health record vendor eClinicalWorks has built a new software module, embedded in the EHR system, to help clinicians assess a patient’s risk for opioid misuse.
The Opioid Risk Tool module will be included in the vendor’s next upgrade in January 2019. The software includes clinical decision support that estimates a patient’s risk and provides suggestions for prescribing alternatives to opioids or opioid antagonists, which block the effects of opioids.
So it seems this system would never suggest continued opioid therapy, no matter what the patient’s situation.
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