MRM Group Releases Opioid Prescription Management Toolkit

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MRM Group helps clients take proactive posture in addressing national epidemic and related new legislation

MRM Group, LLC, a leading national provider of healthcare risk management and patient safety solutions, today announced the release of its opioid prescription management toolkit.

Widely considered a national epidemic, abuse of prescription opioids has become a growing health issue both in the United States and globally. Further, many states are evaluating and implementing legislation that regulates how and to whom opioids are prescribed. MRM Group’s opioid prescription management toolkit helps healthcare providers navigate the increasing complexity of prescribing opioids to patients who need them, while best ensuring their safety and achieving regulatory compliance. The solution includes CME-accredited live and online education, as well as audits, assessments, and best practice guidelines.

Instrumental in the development and early adoption of the prescription management toolkit is ProHealth Physicians, a large primary care physician organization located in Connecticut. Dr. Rubin Hirsch, the chairman of ProHealth’s Risk Management Committee, commented, “As a large practice with dozens of sites and hundreds of providers, prescribing controlled substances in a safe, timely, and appropriate fashion while keeping the proper care and safety of our thousands of patients a top priority presents a multitude of challenges. MRM Group enabled us to identify where our potential exposures are and helped us to understand the risks associated with prescribing controlled substances. This allowed us to develop best practices centered around the concept of safe and effective prescribing and to implement procedures consistent with the highest standards of care.”

Dr. Marybeth Ellison, medical director of ProHealth Physician’s Connecticut Center for ADHD added, “MRM Group continues to be on the forefront of patient safety, helping us identify emerging risk exposures and take the steps necessary to educate our practitioners. The MRM Group program has provided excellent resources to improve the way we manage medications.”

“MRM Group is committed to helping clients take a proactive posture when it comes to threats to patient safety and exposure to risk,” said Kevin W. Kelly, MRM Group’s president and CEO. “With opioid abuse and overdose at epidemic levels, and with the increased and rapidly-changing legislation surrounding the prescription process, this has become an increasingly challenging area for healthcare providers across the country. With our new opioid prescription management toolkit, we are able to provide a unique and comprehensive solution specifically designed to address these challenges.”

About MRM Group, LLC
With clients from coast to coast, MRM Group™ empowers healthcare providers and institutions to eliminate preventable adverse events, reduce the frequency and severity of claims, and reduce malpractice premiums, while increasing patient safety and improving the patient experience. Founded in 2003 by a team of accomplished healthcare executives, malpractice defense attorneys, and insurance professionals, MRM Group has transformed the way institutions think about risk and patient safety education, creating a highly-effective, specialty-specific methodology that has proven time and again to drive sustained practice change and consistently deliver a remarkable return on investment. For more information, visit http://www.mrmgroup.com.

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