The Cerner Podcast, Ep. 12: Tripp Jennings Considers Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic
The misuse and abuse of prescription medications is a nationwide epidemic. And at the front and center is the opioid crisis.
To put it in perspective, more than one thousand people are treated in the emergency room every day for misusing prescription opioids.
Tripp Jennings, chief value and informatics officer at Palmetto Health, is featured in Episode 12 of The Cerner Podcast, where he takes a closer look at addiction, the economic impact and what health care providers can do to prevent this upward trend. Palmetto Health, the largest integrated health care system in South Carolina Midlands region, has taken steps to curb prescription drug abuse.
In this episode, Tripp answers these five questions:
Listen to Tripp's full episode below, or click here to view all episodes of The Cerner Podcast!