New guide outlines EHR implementation to help ASCs, others comply with CDC opioid prescribing guidelines: 4 details

The Electronic Health Record Association published an EHR implementation guide to help healthcare organizations follow the CDC's 12 guidelines for opioid prescription.

Here are the key details to know:

1. The guide is targeted toward ASCs, HOPDs and other healthcare organizations.

2. Volunteer members of the EHR Association Opioid Crisis Task Force created the guide, focusing it on how clinical practice guidelines can be operationalized through EHRs.

3. The guide includes a number of proposals for implementing each of the CDC's 12 opioid prescribing recommendations.

4. Leigh Burchell, chair of the EHR Association Opioid Crisis Task Force, said in a release that the content published by the CDC was not enough, and opioid prescribing information needs to be presented to providers as they make care decisions.

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