The opioid crisis in the United States is having a devastating impact on individuals, their families and the healthcare industry. With over 2,800 members in leadership roles in nearly 5,000 healthcare institutions and related entities, CHIME is uniquely positioned to help stem the tide on an epidemic that claims 115 American lives a day. CHIME members are entrusted with the data of hundreds of millions of patients. With those resources we feel CHIME members can be collaborative participants in addressing the crisis.
In response to the magnitude of this problem, the CHIME Opioid Task Force has been created to harness the talent and knowledge of its diverse membership. The task force encourages broad and active participation of members to identify and promote best practices and build an evidence base to inform public policy.