Leadership & consensus

Demonstrate leadership support and build organization-wide consensus to prioritize more selective and cautious opioid prescribing.

Why is this important?

Leadership plays an important role by both prioritizing the work and creating opportunities for conversations among providers and staff to reach a shared understanding of how patients on chronic opioid therapy are managed. They help set goals for clinic-wide performance targets and help providers and staff understand their roles and responsibilities with patients on long-term opioid therapy.

Dr. Cardinal, as CMO and Champion, agreed to have long-term opioid therapy on the provider agenda every month as a standing agenda item.

Example activities

  • Protect time for an opioid improvement team to meet
  • Emphasize project importance with updates at weekly and monthly staff meetings

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