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Prescription drug monitoring program to protect patients from the opioid epidemic

More than two-thirds of all drug overdose deaths in the U.S. are from opioid misuse. Collective empowers providers to make a difference through care collaboration, and communication for opioid addiction prevention.

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Solving the opioid epidemic
steve’s story

A small crack in the road started a downward spiral of opioid use

After a cycling accident, Steve was prescribed medication to help with the pain. Physical therapy went well, but recovery from opioid use was more complicated.

Months into getting a regular prescription from his primary care physician, it was no longer enough—Steve started visiting the ED. At registration in a third hospital, Collective’s systems noticed the pattern and immediately sent a notification to Steve’s pain therapist. The physician was given the information needed to have an honest dialogue, and Steve admitted he needed help.

Recovery is a long road, but Steve’s back on track and getting support from those who can help.

(Anonymized patient story)

Patients dealing with opioid use disorder will often travel between points of care

Collective gathers encounters from across our nationwide network to identify patterns. When high utilization or facility hopping is identified, a Collective notification is sent to the current point of care. Providers can change their plan of care or coordinate with care team members on interventions.

Patients will often travel between points of care
Collective is system agnostic

Receive and contribute insights containing history and future care plans

When helping patients with substance use disorder, nothing is more valuable than understanding the patient’s history of care and plan for recovery. Collective shares this information with everyone caring for the patient, ensuring everyone can follow a single, unified plan.

Access state prescription monitoring program information directly in-workflow

Access state prescription drug monitoring program information directly in-workflow

In states where a connection is available, the state’s prescription database is automatically checked on registration in the ED. If concerns are identified, an in-workflow notification is automatically delivered, preventing the need for physicians to access additional systems.

Just one year after Washington implemented Collective statewide, the impact was astounding

Collective helps ED case managers coordinate with behavioral and mental health providers, primary care physicians, and rehabilitation facilities. Together, these care teams draft and execute care programs for patients in periods of high ED and opiate utilization.


Reduction in ED visits resulting in opiate prescriptions, helping with addiction prevention


Reduction in opioid related deaths (2008–2012)


Decrease in statewide overdose rate, despite national overdose growth of 21%


Reduction in controlled substance prescriptions, resulting in opioid addiction prevention

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