Advancing Responsible Opioid Prescribing QI Training Available at No Cost Through Feb. 28

Altarum, in joint-providership with Michigan Medicine, is offering training and support tools to improve responsible opioid prescribing, patient education, and prescription tracking. The training helps ambulatory clinicians, including clinical support staff, to feel confident in their knowledge and ability to appropriately monitor and address the care balance that is needed to prevent opioid dependency or misuse among patients.

These services include performing evaluations for risk of opioid misuse, and completing follow-up evaluations for patients who have been prescribed opioids. Additionally, the effective use of the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) is a pivotal part of the assistance provided to improve appropriate monitoring of new prescriptions and prescription history.

Eligible clinicians will be able to earn 30-50 Continuing Medical Education (CME) and 20-25 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credits for successfully completing two linked Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles of data guided quality improvement. Participation also meets the pain management specific CME requirements now mandated in Michigan for re-licensure.

To learn more about the program, click here.

To enroll, contact Yam Hoon Lim, Medical Education Coordinator, at 734-302-4652 or