IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the wake of the national opioid epidemic, hospitals and their employees must increase their diligence in preventing diversion of controlled substances in their facilities. Vizient pharmaceutical subject matter expert, Katrina Harper, will share her insight into preventing diversion and the importance of implementing opioid stewardship programs at the second annual International Health Facility Diversion Association Conference Sept. 18-20 in St. Louis.
The International Health Facility Diversion Association is a worldwide professional network whose focus is sharing solutions, knowledge and insight on the prevention, detection, and proper response to drug diversion by health care personnel.
Harper’s presentation, “Opioid Stewardship,” will be given on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 8:30-9:30 a.m. The audience will learn the value of successful opioid stewardship in hospitals, such as employing effective pain management techniques, utilizing treatment alternatives to decrease the amount of opioids being prescribed, and identifying educational resources for clinicians to help them understand and address the opioid epidemic in their communities.
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About Vizient, Inc.
Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. The Vizient brand identity represents the integration of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium and Novation, which combined in 2015, as well as MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, including Sg2, which was acquired in 2016. In 2017, Vizient again received a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute. Vizient’s headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States. Please visit www.vizientinc.com as well as our newsroom, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.