Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Todd Hjorth, Director of Decision Support, University of Kentucky Health
Donna Vela, Business Partner Director, Finance, University of Kentucky Health
The Opioid Crisis looms large nationally. According to a report from the CDC, nearly 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on opioids in 2014 with that number steadily on the rise.
Few states know the Opioid Crisis like the Commonwealth of Kentucky. A recent article in The Atlantic revealed that in Clay County (population: 21,000) alone, residents in the country filled prescriptions for 2.2 million doses of hydrocodone and 617,000 oxycodone doses in 12 months, enough for 150 doses for each citizen in the county.
In this session, hear from the UK Health team as they describe their approach to forming cohorts and applying analytics to better combat this epidemic.