Monday, March 5, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. EST
Numerous efforts are being mounted across the U.S. to combat the opioid/heroin epidemic; some are in their early stages, while others are relatively advanced and seeing successes. Two common denominators among nearly all of them are that 1). interoperability and information-sharing are keys to making progress and 2). they operate within their own borders, so lessons learned in one state aren’t necessarily being applied – or even known – by any other. This webinar, sponsored by the National Interoperability Collaborative (NIC) and IBM, offered an opportunity for sharing and gaining knowledge across jurisdictions.
Our three presenters have been leaders in shaping the opioid response in Louisiana, where broad efforts are just gearing up; Virginia, which has moved forward but is still drawing its roadmap; and New Jersey, where the innovative Fusion Center has advanced so far that it is viewed as a possible national model. The presenters described their individual initiatives; discussed what has and hasn’t worked, provided actionable insights that are applicable across borders, and answered questions from attendees.