1.0.0 Opioid Prescribing Support Implementation Guide

1.1.0 Introduction

This implementation guide provides resources and discussion in support of applying the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Opioid Prescribing Guidelines:

CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain

This implementation guide was developed as part of the Clinical Quality Framework Initiative, a public-private partnership sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to identify, develop, and harmonize standards for clinical decision support and electronic clinical quality measurement.

This project is a joint effort by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) focused on improving processes for the development of standardized, shareable, computable decision support artifacts using the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline as a model case.

1.2.0 Scope

This implementation guide includes support for the following guideline recommendations:

1.3.0 Getting Started

For clinical informaticists interested in how the behavior for the artifacts was determined, refer to the Process Documentation.

For an overview of how the artifacts are represented in the FHIR Clinical Reasoning resources, refer to the Integration Documentation.

For a detailed description of how to implement the functionality with CDS Hooks calling into a FHIR Clinical Reasoning server, refer to the Implementation Documentation.

For a detailed description of how to implement the functionality with a Java-based CDS Hooks service, refer to the Service Documentation.