Emergency Department Comprehensive Care

Less than 15% of patients who present in emergency rooms with substance use disorder are referred to evidence based treatment.  We welcome you to be part of the solution that connects more patients with addiction treatment that works.

If you are interested in exploring the Emergency Department MAT program for your health system or hospital, please contact us at EDCC@brightviewhealth.com.

It starts with screening for opioid use disorder in the emergency room.  Every single time.

Over the past decade, opioid-related deaths have increased exponentially.  Patients presenting with opioid use disorder in emergency room settings has become a prominent issue.  Most of the focus within the emergency medicine community has been on curtailing opioid prescribing and using alternative pain management methods.  Our goal is to help care providers in emergency departments improve their ability to identify and manage patients with opioid use disorder in simple and evidence-based ways.

Opioid misuse is a major public health emergency in our country, affecting communities of all geographies and demographic compositions.  This epidemic reaches far and wide, with devastating and deadly consequences to individuals, families, and communities.  It truly is a national crisis that can only be addressed with evidence-based strategies designed to move affected individuals from active addiction into effective biopsychosocial models of treatment.

Click here to download the full manuscript of Identification, Management, and Transition of Care for Patients With Opioid Use Disorder in the Emergency Department.

About the Ohio ED Comprehensive Care Program

The Emergency Department (ED) Comprehensive Care Program is a collaborative state-wide initiative funded by the Ohio Department of Health. The goal of this program is to enhance Ohio’s response to the opioid crisis by creating a comprehensive system of care for patients who present in emergency departments with opioid addiction.  The project is a collaboration of public, private and healthcare partners at the state and local level.  The three key components are to Identify, Manage, and Transition affected individuals:

  • Identify patients with opioid use disorder by implementing a screening process in emergency departments.
  • Manage opioid use disorder by implementing evidence-based practices in emergency medicine.
  • Transition patients to long-term care and supportive services using innovative processes that improve pathways to treatment.

Local Partnerships and Activities

Local health departments and health systems are implementing evidence-based practices such as Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), the adoption of protocols for MAT induction in the ED (including buprenorphine), Naloxone distribution, and Peer Recovery Support.

Statewide and Cross-System Activities

BrightView and the Ohio Department of Health are leading statewide and cross-system activities, including informing the development of EPIC Foundation System (EMR) updates, providing DATA 2000 waiver training, supporting the infrastructure for Peer Recovery Support, and developing an online interactive toolkit to that will facilitate the adoption of these practices in other communities.

Click here to download the Opioid Use Disorder in Emergency Department Comprehensive Care overview.

BrightView by the Numbers

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“It’s working for me.”

Within six months, unemployment among BrightView patients decreases by over 50%.

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Proactivity of Proper Healthcare Use Improves Dramatically

BrightView patients report a nearly 50% increase in engagement with regular medical providers (for example, primary care providers) after just 90 days in our program.

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We Help Patients Re-engage in the Workforce

Within six months of beginning the program, unemployment among BrightView patients decreases by over 50%.

We take your insurance.

If someone wants help for SUD, we will treat them at BrightView. We don’t turn anyone away and we take more insurances than any other SUD provider in the state, including Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial insurance plans.