Since 1999, deaths from prescription pain medications in the US have quadrupled, and right now, 44 people die from prescription opioid overdose each day. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is working with public and private partners to address this crisis. This page provides links to a variety of health IT resources available to address prescription drug misuse, abuse, and diversion.
Using Health IT to Combat the Opioid Crisis
Learn more about how health IT can aid decision making to improve care.
Learn more about ONC’s efforts to monitor prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances and how this information is made available at the point of care.
Federal Response to Opioid Overdose and Deaths
HHS Takes Strong Steps to Address Opioid-drug Related Overdose, Death and Dependence
Health IT helping to fight the prescription drug abuse epidemic
Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances is on the Rise
3 Facts Most People Don't Know about Prescription Drug Abuse
President Obama/Secretary Burwell WV Opioid Community Forum Video
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Opioids: The Prescription Drug & Heroin Overdose Epidemic
The Center for Disease Control’s Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)