Sponsoring organizations:


The Michigan Health Improvement Alliance (MiHIA) and Great Lakes Bay Health Centers have partnered to ensure that providers and health systems focus on the prevention of opioid-related morbidity and mortality. The Michigan Health Improvement Alliance (MiHIA) and Great Lakes Bay Health Centers are committed to supporting providers and health systems as they make evidence-based prescribing decisions and access timely, comprehensive information regarding alternative treatments for pain. The results will identify patients at risk for overdose or opioid use disorder and offer or connect patients with appropriate care. 


 

MiHIA is offering academic detailing (AD) training so providers can offer peer-to-peer educational outreach within their facilities. AD has its roots in pharmaceutical detailing and was designed to improve prescribing practices by physicians. The peer-to-peer format of these encounters has been adapted for use in improving care quality, as well as to build priority for change in clinicians and leadership. Effective academic detailers must learn how to truly connect with a busy clinician, determine quickly and accurately what that clinician needs to support his or her practice, and deliver evidence-based information in a dynamic, engaging, and clinician-centric way. AD is impactful and interactive educational outreach to prescribers to provide unbiased, practical and evidence-based information about medications and other therapeutic decisions, with the goal of improving patient care.

 

 

Who should participate?


The ideal candidates for this training opportunity are individuals that have the capability (professional background), opportunity (strong network), and motivation (passion for opioid safety) to influence their peers and facilitate the adoption of guideline-concordant care practices. This includes prescribers, pharmacists, behavioral health professionals, opioid use disorder treatment program staff, and local opioid safety champions to name a few.

 

Training Program Goal


The training and resources provided aim to increase the use of non-opioid and non-pharmacologic treatments for pain care when appropriate, decrease high-risk opioid prescribing, and increase referrals to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder. The goal is that this will result in a decreased rate of opioid misuse and opioid use disorder, increased provision of evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder, decreased rate of emergency department visits due to misuse or opioid use disorder, and decreased drug overdose deaths.

 

Who Should I Contact for More Information?


Shanna Hensler:  s.hensler@mihia.org

Training Curriculum

  • 1

    Academic Detailing: Orientation

    • Welcome - Michigan Health Improvement Alliance & Great Lakes Bay Health Centers

    • Introduction - Dr. Jeff Vlasic

    • Learning Management System Walkthrough

    • Nuts & Bolts of the Learning Management System

    • Introduction - Dr. David McGreaham

  • 2

    Laying the Groundwork: Building Capacity for Improvement in Primary Care

    • Reading & Videos

    • Summary Points

    • Comprehension Question

  • 3

    Academic Detailing as a Quality Improvement Tool

    • Reading & Videos

    • Summary Points

    • Comprehension Question

  • 4

    The Introduction

    • Reading & Videos

    • Summary Points

    • Comprehension Question

  • 5

    Needs Assessment

    • Reading & Videos

    • Summary Points

    • Comprehension Question

  • 6

    Key Messages, Features & Benefits

    • Reading & Videos

    • Summary Points

    • Comprehension Question

  • 7

    Understanding Barriers & Enablers

    • Reading & Videos

    • Summary Points

    • Comprehension Question

  • 8

    Identifying & Handling Objections

    • Reading & Videos

    • Summary Points

    • Comprehension Question

  • 9

    Summary & Close

    • Reading & Videos

    • Summary Points

    • Comprehension Question

  • 10

    Academic Detailing Training Conclusion: Commitment to Excellence

    • Reading & Videos

  • 11

    Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

    • Introductory Reading

    • Implementation Guide for CDC Guideline

    • Closing Remarks

    • Download Implementation Reference Guide & Template

  • 12

    Academic Detailing & Implementation Resources

    • Course Videos

    • Written Course Manuscript

    • Implementation Guide for CDC Guideline Manuscript

    • Academic Detailing Resources Library

    • Get your certificate of completion!