Opioid Stewardship Toolkit

Americans are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than they are in a motor vehicle accident, according to a 2019 report by the National Safety Council. Although these therapies have a legitimate role in pain management, responsible stewardship is crucial to ensure prescribing practices that minimize misuse. MEDITECH's Opioid Stewardship Toolkit addresses this top healthcare priority by helping your care teams to reduce opioid-related harm. 

Designed using Expanse technology, our evidence-based toolkit aligns with all 12 CDC recommendations for chronic pain management. Features that set our toolkit apart from — and above — the rest include:
  • Prescription drug monitoring programs 

  • Electronic prescribing for controlled substances 

  • Opioid risk tool (ORT) 

  • Chart review tools 

  • Streamlined order sets 

  • Physician’s note 

  • Patient registries 

  • Patient education 

  • Opioid treatment agreements 

  • Outcomes monitoring



In addition, our toolkit includes advanced clinical decision support, surveillance, and registry patient monitoring, as well as:


  • On-demand video education

  • Outcomes-centered workflow guide

  • Setup guidance

  • Embedded standard content

  • Decision log

  • Change log

  • Reference/supporting information

  • FAQs



Healing Substance Use Disorder at North Country Healthcare

Learn how components in MEDITECH's Opioid Stewardship Toolkit helped clinicians at this northern New Hampshire health network guide 20 patients to inpatient treatment for substance use disorder.

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Toolkits are intended to support healthcare professionals by providing timely information about prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of a disease or condition by displaying patient information in the context of evidence-based clinical guidelines. They are intended for the purpose of enabling the healthcare professionals to independently review the basis for such recommendations. It is not intended to replace the clinical judgment of a healthcare professional to make a clinical diagnosis or treatment decision regarding an individual patient.