Save the Date: Opioid Webinar Scheduled for June 4th

One hundred and fifteen Americans die each day from an opioid-related drug overdose. HIMSS recognizes the opioid epidemic requires urgent attention and that health information and technology play a critical role in combatting this crisis.   

HIMSS State  Government and Federal Affairs teams will host the first of a series of three webinars on “Leveraging Health Information and Technology to mitigate the Opioid Crisis: Policy Landscape and Steps Forward” on Monday, June 4th from 1:00 – 2:00pm EDT. HIMSS recognizes the role health information and technology plays in combatting this urgent public health crisis.  The first webinar serves as an overview of  the opioid crisis and the role health information and technology plays at the state and federal levels in response. 

Governor Jim Geringer, Former Governor Wyoming, and co-chair of the HIMSS State Advisory Roundtable will moderate this webinar. Featured speakers include:

1. Governor Jim Douglas, Former Governor of Vermont; Advisor, President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, Co-Chair, HIMSS State Advisory Roundtable

2. Afton Wagner, Pharm.D., Senior Manager, Federal Affairs and Pharmacy Initiatives, HIMSS

3. Kevin C. Borcher, Pharm.D., PDMP Program Director, Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII)

In the next two webinars, we will take a deeper dive into the role health information and technology plays and could play in the future to mitigate the opioid epidemic. 

Save the dates!

Monday, July 30, 2018 at 1:00 – 2:00pm EDT

Monday, August 27, 2018 at 1:00 – 2:00pm EDT

If you would like to join the call please email