The following piece about data analytics originally ran onDr. Pate’s Prescription for Change, the online journal maintained by St. Luke’s Health System President and CEO Dr. David Pate. St. Luke’s is a client of WhiteCloud Analytics, part of the Relias family of companies.
The opioid epidemic is one of the biggest cost drivers in healthcare, especially now that drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In 2014 alone, over 47,000 lethal drug overdoses occurred.