Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) Software Integration – On October 26, 2015, Governor Kasich announced an investment of up to $1.5 million a year to integrate the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) directly into electronic medical records and pharmacy dispensing systems across the state, allowing instant access for prescribers and pharmacists.
Ohio Department of Health Project DAWN resources: The Ohio Department of Health has a web page dedicated to Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone), which includes a Project DAWN training video, information on naloxone, and additional resources of interest to Health Care Providers and the public related to this topic.
Ohio Pain Management Toolkit – The Ohio Department of Health in partnership with Medical Advantage Group and the Ohio State Medical Association, developed a toolkit for primary care providers to assist with the implementation of Ohio’s pain management rules and guidelines. The appendices contain 30 resources, templates, and tools for primary care providers supporting the implementation of Ohio’s pain management rules and guidelines.
Opioid Prescribing Guidelines – Developed by the Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team (GCOAT), these three sets of opiate prescribing guidelines can be used to supplement and not replace the prescriber’s judgment.
Take Charge Ohio – Take Charge Ohio is a statewide initiative to encourage and empower prescribers, their patients, and the general public to use pain medication safely and responsibly. The website contains free ready-to-use tools and resources that prescribers and healthcare professionals can use to educate their patients, including alternative pain management therapies, materials for patients to refer to when taking prescription opioids, and information for the general public to aid in prevention efforts.