The FHA, in collaboration with the FCEP, are implementing a membership-wide quality initiative aimed at positively impacting the opioid epidemic, reducing readmissions, and improved ED utilization by complex patients. To support this quality initiative, we have partnered with Collective Medical: the producers of the care collaboration network and application called EDie.
EDie works by connecting to each hospital and using real-time analytics to proactively identify high-risk, complex patients that enter a hospital via the ED. This includes complex patients with high-utilizing behavior, patients demonstrating opioid-seeking behavior, patients with a history of violence or security risk, among many other risk variables. If a high-risk ED encounter is discovered, a proactive alert or notification is pushed directly to the ED provider in their existing workflow. The alert includes valuable patient insight, context, and encounter history that is highly valuable for providing the most appropriate care to the patient.
EDie can also integrate with state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) so that when a patient registers in the ED, a query looks for high-risk patterns in the patient’s fill history (among the other risk parameters). If a risk threshold is met, the alert is pushed to the provider with the PDMP fill history included.
EDie is being utilized in over 15 states and feedback has been very positive. We encourage emergency department physicians and directors to learn more and connect with their hospitals about implementing EDie. Resources will be added to this page as we receive them.