Hospital Association Uses Grant to Build Opioid-fighting Tactics
The grant aims to improve information sharing between state’s hospitals
With the help of a prominent political figure, a Pennsylvania hospital trade group is getting collaborative in its efforts to take on the opioid crisis.
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) is currently working on launching a program called the Opioid Learning Action Network (LAN) that aims to improve information sharing between the state’s hospitals when it comes to opioids. The program is supported by a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charitable firm operated by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. HAP is part of a $50 million initiative by Bloomberg.
The program will information sharing among hospitals dealing with opioid patients through a series of educational offerings, including annual meetings, regional gatherings, webinars, collaborative websites, and office hour periods.
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