Cerner is taking a proactive approach to tackle the country’s ongoing opioid epidemic by offering a new solution to better inform prescription-related decisions, HealthcareITAnalytics reports.
Cerner CEO Brent Shafer unveiled the Opioid Toolkit during a meeting in October last year, a solution which aims to offer improved access to existing data, as well as a more personalized clinical decision-making tool for individuals.
“You’d have to be living under a rock not to know that opioids are a problem for this country,” Cerner Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Patient Safety Officer Eva Karp told HealthcareITAnalytics. “Providers are much more alert to it now, as is the public. We know that we have to do something to address the rots of the problem.”