Shining a Light on the Opioid Epidemic with the Power of Analytics

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Jason Helmandollar, Healthcare Solutions Lead, Pulselight

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The opioid epidemic is one of the critical public health issues facing the United States today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of overdose deaths involving opioids in 2017 was 6 times higher than in 1999, and on Saverage, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Pulselight, a healthcare analytics provider, is using the power of data analytics and visualization to shine a light on the opioid epidemic and help government agencies at all levels better understand and combat this grave challenge. Join our latest Data Disruptors webcast to hear Jason Helmandollar, Healthcare Solutions Lead at Pulselight, describe how they are helping governmental organizations leverage existing data to explore all aspects of opioid use, addiction, and treatment as part of a broader effort to control the epidemic. This webcast will cover: • The challenges local and state governments face when trying to uncover opioid metrics, trends, and predictors from a program-wide lens • How the Pulselight Opioid Utilization solution provides intelligence regarding opioid program impact, at-risk populations, and prescriber analysis • A case study of how Pulselight is being used in multiple states to focus on the most vulnerable populations for immediate impact, and • The role Vertica plays as an embedded analytics engine within the Pulselight suite of healthcare analytics solutions
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