Abstract: Opioid abuse represents a significant problem in the United States, and there is a growing awareness that fragmentation of medical information poses a challenge to patient safety. Using a de-identified assembly (HealthLNK) of electronic health records from seven institutions, we sought to quantify, at the population level, the burden of fragmentation in opioid use across the city of Chicago by measuring the rates at which individuals are prescribed opioids across multiple sites.
Learning Objective 1: Understand the value of integrating electronic health records among sites in a single city to improve patient safety.
Margaret Madden (Presenter)
Marc Rosenman, Northwestern University