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Surescripts National Record Locator Service Helps Fight Opioid Abuse

If you’ve followed the news lately, it’s no surprise that the opioid epidemic is a serious problem in America today. At this year’s HIMSS conference, Surescripts demonstrated how our National Record Locator Service (NRLS) is helping fight it. More than 7,000 conference-goers had the opportunity to see NRLS in action at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase as Surescripts demonstrated the service’s ability to identify patients exhibiting potential drug seeking behaviors.

Using Actionable Intelligence to Improve Patient Safety

In celebration of Patient Safety Awareness Week, below are highlights from our HIMSS17 panel discussion “Improving Patient Safety with Actionable Intelligence.” Patient safety affects all parts of the health care system. Research suggests that 440,000 patients die each year as a result of preventable medical harm, and many others suffer lasting health consequences.

HIMSS17: Using Actionable Intelligence to Improve Patient Safety

Patient safety is the foundation of effective healthcare, but information gaps ranging from inaccessible medical records to incomplete medication histories continue to plague the industry. These inconsistencies are inefficient, frustrate already burdened providers and negatively impact patients. According to The Atlantic, the U.S. spends $750 billion per year on unnecessary and inefficient healthcare services.

HIMSS17: Combating the Opioid Epidemic

Our nation has been crippled by the devastating opioid addiction epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control, opioid drug overdoses played a role in 33,091 deaths in the United States in 2015, and that number is expected to continue to rise.

Connect with Surescripts at HIMSS17

HIMSSanity is nearly here! In a few short weeks, over 40,000 health IT professionals including clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world will flock to sunny Orlando, FL, for the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition.

Health IT Leaders Weigh in on 2017 Priorities, Challenges and Opportunities for Growth

As we kick off 2017, there’s no shortage of industry buzz—and with HIMSS17 around the corner—we decided to ask a few health IT leaders to share their perspectives on some hot topics. We wanted to find out who their primary source of inspiration has been during the past year. We also asked what they think 2017 has in store for the industry, and what providers and technology vendors should focus on in the coming year.