Innovation Spotlight—Albany Medical Center Collaborates on Prehospital Opioid Overdose Reversals
In 2012, the Division of Prehospital and Operational Medicine at Albany Medical Center (AMC) realized that a lack of medication to reverse opioid overdoses was preventing emergency medical services (EMS) agencies from providing optimal care to patients.
AMC collaborated with the University of Rochester Medical Center, the Department of Health AIDS Institute, Bureau of EMS and Trauma Systems, the Harm Reduction Coalition, and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, to change the scope of practice for first responders.
To learn more about this initiative and its results, read the full story here.
This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' NYS Triple Aim website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are improving population health, enhancing the quality of patient care, and reducing the cost of healthcare despite fiscal constraints.