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Using Analytics to Promote Safe and Effective Opioid Use

Using Analytics to Promote Safe and Effective Opioid Use

We’ve been committed to helping people find their best health for over 20 years. Part of that mission is recognizing and responding to emerging health care concerns.  Right now, there’s a growing epidemicof opioid misuse in the U.S. Together, we can help fight it. 

Put our data to work
Our patented CareEngine technology includes thousands of Care ConsiderationSM alerts that are:
• Validated by Harvard Medical School
• Shaped by evidence-based sources, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and peer-reviewed journals

The CareEngine captures data from a wide variety of sources – not just the basics, like pharmacy and claims data. We want to create a picture that’s as holistic as possible.  So, we’ve integrated health assessment data that allows us to include the member’s self-perception as well. We’re constantly looking for new sources of data. This lets us produce more accurate alerts and refine our clinical analytical models. And, we can specifically target areas of interest, like safe and effective opioid use.

Make the right connections
We apply evidence-based rules to help spot people using opioids in ways that aren’t consistent with CDC guidelines. They have a higher risk for adverse clinical outcomes, dependency and abuse. Pain management isn’t the only area we’re watching though.  A 2017 study showed that 16 percent of Americans have diagnosed behavioral health conditions. But, they account for more than 50 percent of opioid prescriptions.4 So, we also look specifically for areas where opioid use and behavioral health conditions intersect.

Get the right message to the right people
As important as it is to find these opportunities to intervene, it’s important to know when not to. We apply exclusion criteria, like hospice involvement or an advanced illness diagnosis. This helps us ensure that we’re reaching out in ways that are sensitive and appropriate.  

Envision an end to the epidemic
Since our founding, our mission has been to help members live their healthiest lives. It’s at the heart of everything we do. This advanced analytics package has the resources and strategy you need to help promote the safe, effective use of opioids.

Together we can make a difference.

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1,2 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health Accessible at:
3 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) data, July 2016 – September 2017. Accessible at:
4 Davis, Matthew A et al. Prescription Opioid Use among Adults with Mental Health Disorders in the United States. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. July – August 2017. Accessed March 20, 2018. Available at: