Cal Hospital Compare thanks 60 hospitals for participating in the pilot year of the Opioid Care Honor Roll Program.
In 2019, Cal Hospital Compare (CHC) launched the Opioid Care Honor Roll Program to help address the ongoing crisis. According to state data, nearly 2,200 Californians died of an opioid-related overdose in 2017. Patients with opioid use disorder are frequently hospitalized or visit the emergency department due to complications of the condition without also receiving treatment for the underlying disease of opioid addiction. This is a missed opportunity and leaves patients untreated and at high risk of future overdose. In this pilot year of the program, 60 hospitals voluntarily reported their progress on addressing the opioid crisis. While results show that all participating hospitals are making progress, it’s clear more work is needed. In 2020, Cal Hospital Compare will continue to offer learning opportunities to support the rapid spread of evidence-based practices among hospitals and will announce the first Opioid Care Honor Roll recipients. All California hospitals are invited to participate. For more information on 2019 Opioid Care Honor Program learnings and next steps check out this fact sheet.
To measure opioid safety across all California hospitals, in a standardized way, CHC developed the Opioid Safe Hospital Self-Assessment. This self- assessment measures opioid safety across 4 domains: 1) preventing new opioid starts, 2) identifying and managing patients with Opioid Use Disorder, 3) preventing harm in high-risk patients, and 4) applying cross-cutting organizational strategies. CHC designed this tool as both a measurement and quality improvement tool. All California, adult, acute care hospitals are eligible to participate in this program. The 2020 self-assessment period starts May 12, 2020 and closes September 30, 2020.
To help accelerate implementation of opioid care best practices and to support all California adult, acute care hospitals achieve the Opioid Care Honor Roll, Cal Hospital Compare is excited to announce its 2020 webinar series. This 5-part webinar series brings together subject matter experts and representatives from peer hospitals that have successfully deployed best practices related to hospital progress, CHC will continue to offer virtual learning opportunities on key tactics addressed in the Opioid Safe Hospital Self-Assessment. Webinars are designed for Chief Medical Officers, Chief Nursing Officers, Chief Quality Officers, Quality and Emergency Department leadership, and other individuals involved in improving opioid safety.
- Harm reduction strategies: a multi-pronged approach to reducing opioid related deaths (May 12)
- Leveraging community partners: a team-based approach to opioid care (Jun 9)
- How to capture & keep attention on the CA opioid epidemic: engaging care teams, staff, patients & families in change (Jul 14)
- Cutting edge strategies in opioid care: innovative approaches in CA hospitals (Aug 12)
- Office hours: 2020 Opioid Safe Hospital Self-Assessment Q&A (Sept 10 & Sept 24, 30 min ea.)
Learn more about the 2020 webinar series here: Save the Date_Opioid Care Honor Roll Program_Cal Hospital Compare_2020. Stay tuned for webinar registration details!
- About the Opioid Care Honor Roll
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Opioid Safe Hospital Self-Assessment
- Fact Sheet w List of Participating Hospitals_Opioid Care Honor Roll Program_2019
2019 Webinar Resources:
- Addressing California’s Opioid Epidemic – Introducing the Opioid Care Honor Roll (May 9, 2019):
- Beyond adopting prescribing guidelines: monitoring and strengthening the prescribing patterns of clinicians (Jun 6, 2019)
- Initiating MAT in the hospital: Unique aspects from the ED and inpatient settings (Jul 10, 2019)
- The nuts and bolts of dispensing naloxone to high-risk patients and their support systems (Aug 27, 2019)
- Slide Presentation
- How to Develop a Naloxone Distribution Program (NDP):
- Emerging measures in the hospital setting for safe opioid management in the hospital setting (Sept 12,2019)
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