As physician practices transition to value-based care and incorporate population health management (PHM) solutions, there are opportunities to close communication gaps related to opioid use. By aggregating and analyzing data across the care continuum, health organizations can proactively recognize patients with conditions that put them most at risk for abuse (such as cancer, COPD, and muscular skeletal disorders), flag specialists that are overprescribing, and note which pharmacies are dispensing the most opioid prescriptions.
MD, Michael Richter
Dr. Michael Richter attended medical school at Technion University in Haifa, Israel. His residency was in combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Brookdale Hospital in East New York. For the past 10 years, he has been helping opiate and alcohol addicted patients through CBT, motivational interviewing and Medication Assisted Treatment. He recently became Board Certified in Addiction Medicine and has devoted time to encourage and assist other physicians in the treatment of addiction.
Velvet Thorne, LPN, CLNC, CSSGB
Velvet Thorne has been in the business of healthcare for more than 30 years and holds a non-restricted license in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. She is the subject matter expert for care coordination at HealthEC. She has several certifications including Business Management, Legal Nurse Consultant and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. She is the manager of care coordination and the lead for the Alliance for Integrated Care of New York (AICNY).