Tag Archives: Opioid

Massachusetts Maternal Mortality Rates Rising: Opioid Abuse and Psychiatric Illness Play a Role

Pregnancy-associated mortality, defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of the termination of pregnancy, is increasing in Massachusetts.  In 2012, there were 30.4 deaths/100,000 live births. In 2014, the rate increased by 33%, to 40.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. Because pregnancy-associated mortality rates have historically been relatively low… Read More »

Opioid case has new complication: Babies born in withdrawal

The long-running federal court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation’s opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born to addicts? Attorneys representing the children and their guardians want their claims separated from the federal case in Cleveland that involves hundreds of local… Read More »

CHIME begins raising funds for Opioid Health IT center

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives is working to raise funds for its newly created Opioid Health IT Action Center. At its CHIME18 CIO Fall Forum in San Diego this week, the organization said it’s launched a fund-raising campaign for the center, which is a web-based repository for healthcare organizations looking for resources and… Read More »