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IHS Needs to Improve Oversight of Its Hospitals' Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing Practices and Consider Centralizing Its Information Technology Functions

Description
Reports on a review of Indian Health Service (IHS) hospitals with a focus on opioid prescriptions and dispensing, information technology (IT), and cybersecurity. Identifies deficiencies related to opioid policies and procedures and supports centralizing IHS IT systems.
Date
07/2019
Type
Document
Organization
Office of Inspector General (HHS)
Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Health information technology · Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Prescription drug misuse