Theme 1. Mental health and addictions
This will be a four-member panel including representatives from Health Quality Ontario (HQO), Algorithm Project (AP) Team (AFHTO member volunteers), the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH), and an AFHTO FHT. Together, they will illustrate how these tools are part of a continuum of resources to help providers support their patients “who are living with pain” or “to better manage pain. Together, they will illustrate how these tools form a system of supports for providers who deal with pain management: After a team has assessed their own opioid-prescribing practices by reviewing their myPractice report from HQO, they can use the queries developed by the AP team to identify individual patients who might benefit from discontinuing or reducing their use of opioids. Once they have done this, thy can access computer-assisted clinical pathways to treat patients based on evidence and best practice recommendations, through CAMH’s opioid de-implementation project. This project also provides educational support for providers.
After being introduced to these tools, participants will hear from a member of a primary care team that has joined the opioid de-implementation project. They will share their team’s experience in using these tools, describe how they were able to adapt them for their setting and incorporated into the interprofessional team’s workflow, and share how their patients are benefitting from these supports. Finally, we will present qualitative and quantitative data (where available) about the overall effectiveness of the program.
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