This webinar will discuss opioid prescribing best practices through health system and individual level interventions. It will cover methods used at Johns Hopkins University to develop and implement best practices and how this work has translated to research partnerships. It will include a description of one method to develop consensus and an example of how to use prescribing guidelines to develop individualized provider and health system feedback.


  • Discuss the role of prescribing in the current U.S. opioid epidemic.
  • Investigate the application of physician practice pattern measurement as a quality metric.
  • Describe an example of methods used to create consensus on best practice for opioid prescribing in the postsurgical setting.
  • Participate in an interactive discussion on how best practice opioid prescribing can be implemented at individual and health system levels to meet the specific needs of an institution.


Heidi Overton, Ph.D. candidate, clinical investigations, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Heidi Overton is a Ph.D. candidate in clinical investigation at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health where she studies clinician behavior change in postoperative opioid prescribing. She was previously a general surgery resident at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been a physician advocate for price and quality transparency in health care. She also recently served as a White House Fellow in 2019-2020 in both the Office of American Innovation and the Domestic Policy Council and remains engaged in policy work. Overton is originally from New Mexico and received her undergraduate and medical degrees through the University of New Mexico combined B.A./M.D. program. 

Who should attend

Opioid stewardship pilot project participants and health care professionals who are interested in learning about ways to improve their organization’s opioid stewardship program, including pharmacists, mental health and addiction providers, physicians and nurses.

Continuing education

As an ABMS Portfolio Program Sponsor, MHA can help attending physicians and physician assistants receive continuing certification (MOC) credit from their respective specialty board for work related to opioid stewardship, including participation in this webinar. 

The program has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for a total of 1 contact hour.


  • $25 per person for MHA member hospitals and health systems
  • $35 per person for associate members
  • $75 per person for nonmembers
  • Contact info@mnhospitals.org to inquire about a 20% discount for groups of five or more

Registration deadline

Please register by 5 p.m. on June 23 to ensure timely delivery of access instructions.

Approximately four business days before the web conference, you will receive an email that contains instructions on how to connect. Advance registration is required to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

If you do not receive an email from Christy Hammer prior to the program with web conference details, please contact info@mnhospitals.org to confirm your registration.

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When and Where
  • 6/24/2021 1:00 PM CDT
  • 6/24/2021 2:00 PM CDT
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