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InterOptimability Resources

Our Resource Center is a virtual library where you can go for a broad range of information relating to interoperability, information-sharing, and the six domains in which NIC primarily works: human and social services, public health, public education, public safety, emergency medical services and health information technology. We have vetted and aggregated numerous studies, guidance documents and other materials, which can be sorted in a variety of ways for easy access and use, and will add resources continually over time. The Resource Center is available to all professionals interested in the subject matter, irrespective of whether they are NIC participants.

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12-03-2018 Article

Battling the Opioid Crisis with Connectivity

“Consumer engagement and interoperability can be married to give those with addiction more say in their care.” The sharing of clinical information through technological advances is only part of the strategy to address the opioid crisis. Interoperability is essential for communication within healthcare settings as well as the continuum of care in all types of settings. Through increased connectivity, providers can proactively make informed decisions and provide approriate care.

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11-27-2018 Toolkit

Accelerating Opioid Safety: Ambulatory Care Toolkit

California Health Care Foundation and Smart Care California present a toolkit for providers working to improve opioid safety. This guide focuses on prevention and improving care for people with chronic disease. Best practices and a multitude of resources are provided.

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11-27-2018 Article

Implicit bias in healthcare professionals: a systematic review

This article examines the evidence that healthcare professionals display implicit biases towards patients. The results show that healthcare professionals exhibit the same levels of implicit bias as the general population. The findings suggest the need for healthcare professional to address the roles of implicit bias in healthcare disparities.

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