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EHRA offers implementation guide for CDC opioid recommendations

November 30, 2018

The Electronic Health Record Association has released a new implementation guide for incorporating the CDC’s recommendations for prescribing opioids into EHRs.

In 2016, the agency developed and published the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain including 12 recommendations to improve communication between providers and patients about the risks and benefits of opioid therapy.

According to EHRA, the CDC’s 12 recommendations for prescribing opioids for chronic pain—outside of active cancer, palliative, sickle cell disease and end-of-life care—apply primarily to physician, physician assistant, as well as advanced practice nurse prescribers of opioids who are making treatment decisions.

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