The American Hospital Association’s (AHA’s) Physician Leadership Forum will host a webinar from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, November 9 on improving care for adults hospitalized with substance use disorder, focusing on understanding needs, engaging leaders and changing systems. Learn more and register for the webcast through the AHA here.
Nationally, opioid-related morbidity and mortality is skyrocketing. People with substance use disorder (SUD) have high rates of hospitalization, readmission and long lengths of stay. Despite this, many are not engaged in addictions treatment. And frequently, hospitalization addresses the medical illness, but not the underlying cause: the SUD.
During this webinar Dr. Honora Englander, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), will discuss how she developed IMPACT through understanding local needs and engaging OHSU leadership and community partners. Dr. Englander will provide an overview of the program and describe how a team-based approach is helping to improve care for adults with SUD. (Ian Corbridge)