Opioid Tools and Resources

Opioid Management Tools/PDMP Integration Now Available

Houston Methodist has taken steps to combat the opioid epidemic by becoming the first in the country to leverage Epic to address all 12 CDC recommendations for the prescribing of opioids for chronic pain.

    • PCG/Pain Management Providers – with the assistance of Dr. Ezekiel Fink, system medical director of pain management, we’ve created a Pain Management SmartSet that integrates tools in alignment with the CDC’s recommendations. Use of this SmartSet is triggered when the nurse/MA completes a brief pain assessment with the patient. Review this Epic Update for an overview of all opioid management tools available. 
    • Inpatient and SPG Providers – review this Epic Update to learn how to access Texas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program data directly within Epic.

Read more about how we’re combating the opioid crisis here.