AMCNO President Moderates Session at NOHIMSS Conference

The Northern Ohio Healthcare Trade faire & Regional Conference sponsored by NOHIMSS was an all-day HIT event that recently took place at the Cleveland Convention Center & Global Center for Health Innovation. The event focused on face-to-face networking and education for Ohio-based hospital, health system, and medical clinic staffs.

AMCNO President Robert E. Hobbs, MD, moderated the “Pain Management and Prescription Abuse: Illegal or Inappropriate Use of Scheduled Medications” session.

Several panelists covered the following topics:

  • An overview of the opioid crisis in Ohio
  • The definition of addiction
  • Why some individuals become addicted to opioid pain medications
  • How abuse of  opioid pain medications leads to heroin addiction
  • OARRS and how it is making a difference
  • New guidelines for treating pain and prescribing opioids
  • Mandates, regulations, law enforcement of opioid abuse
  • Next steps for solving the opioid crisis

More information about the AMCNO moderated session will be included in an upcoming issue of the Northern Ohio Physician.  To view photos, click here.

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