In 2016 alone, more than 11.5 million people reported misuse of prescription pain medicine. HIMSS recognizes the role and value of health information and technology to address the opioid crisis. HIMSS also aims to elevate the voices of women who have been fiercely working to address the crisis across the U.S.
The objective of this webinar is to tie the opioid crisis with the Women in Health IT community to bring awareness to women’s voices in addressing the crisis. A panel of leaders at the federal and state levels and the HIE space will share their stories on how they came into their current work roles and what they are doing in those roles that ties to addressing the opioid crisis through information and technology.
- Inform members about women’s experiences applying health information and technology to address the opioid crisis at the federal and state level
- Educate attendees about how speakers’ career trajectories led to their current role addressing the opioid crisis through health information and technology
- Elevate the voices of women who have been at the forefront of addressing the crisis