Tag Archives: Opioid Crisis

Opioid Abuse Prevention in Chronic Pain Patients

Opioid abuse prevention in patients with chronic pain has been an issue for many years. Some effective strategies have been found to lower the risk of patients over-using opioids during pain management, however. We’ve outlined some of the most effective strategies to help you prevent substance abuse of opioids by your own chronic pain patients.  […]

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North Carolina Requires Opioid E-Prescribe

The North Carolina Medical Board recently released a new mandate for the Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP) Act of 2017. Starting in January, North Carolina agencies prescribing opioids and narcotics will be required to submit prescriptions electronically. This e-prescribe requirement is for targeted controlled substances, which include Schedule II and Schedule III opioids and narcotics. […]

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Millennials’ Dark Side: Change-makers of Life Expectancy

Millennials' Life Expectancy

And now the Milliennial discussion takes a very hard and very dark turn … and leads us down a path toward a subject impacting nearly every sector of healthcare:  the opioid crisis. Prepare to read the most startling sentence we have come across in a long time: “US millennials are now dying at such high […]

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Patagonia Health Supports Centers Receiving HRSA SUD-MH Services Funding

Behavioral Health EHR Supporting HRSA SUD-MH Funding

Patagonia Health’s Behavioral Health Electronic Health Record (EHR) software is designed specifically to meet the needs of community health centers providing substance abuse disorder and mental health services. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has recently made funding available for community health centers with the 2018 Expanding Access to Quality SUD-MH Services Funding opportunity. […]

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Rural Communities Grant Applications to Fund Opioid Response Deadline Approaching

Rural Communities Grant

July 30, 2018, is the closing date for applications for rural communities grant opportunities totaling $15,000,000 through the Health Resources and Services Administration.    Funding opportunity HRSA-18-116 will be awarded to 75 agencies.  Eligible agencies are “all domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit, entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations, who will […]

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