National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, 2019

HIO staff presented at the renowned Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. The Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit brings nation leaders, lawmakers, public health officials, law enforcement, clinicians, and community advocates together to discuss practical solutions that can address prescription drug abuse, misuse, and diversion. HIO staff presentation detailed the collaborative work the program, along with external agencies, has done in developing actionable visual analytics, using Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) data, to drive changes in prescribing practices.  Participating at this prestigious conference allowed HIO staff to showcase and discuss the informatics methodologies and techniques that Utah has leveraged to develop data-driven solutions to combat the opioid epidemic.