America’s Opioid Epidemic: A Role for Technology

Technology is fast becoming a key tool for prescribers, pharmacists, payers, and the government in the nation's response to the opioid crisis.

Leaders in Congress are currently spearheading efforts to put in place a law that will require electronic prescriptions for controlled substances under Medicare. Several states across the country have already taken the lead in mandating e-prescriptions to prevent doctor shopping and diversion.

What can we learn from the states that are using data and cutting-edge technology to combat the opioid epidemic? Are they having success? What challenges remain, how are they being addressed, and what is being done to encourage information sharing for a coordinated national response to the crisis?

The Hill will convene key policymakers, state officials, physicians, and technology experts for a conversation about harnessing technology to tackle the opioid epidemic.


  • Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH)
  • Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-NJ)
  • Nassima Ait Daoud Tiouririne, Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences,University of Virginia Health System
  • Rahul Gupta, Commissioner, West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
  • Mark Merritt (Sponsor Perspective) President and CEO, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association 
  • David Meyers, Chief Medical Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • John Rother, President & CEO, National Coalition on Health Care
  • Joshua S. Vinciguerra, Director, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, New York State Department of Health



Wednesday, June 20, 2018
8:00 AM | Guest Arrival & Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM | Program Begins
10:00 AM | Program Concludes

1777- Rockefeller-Peterson Room
1777 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

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