How HIT Can Be Leveraged to Aid in the Opioid Epidemic

January 24, 5:00pm, CST - 8:00pm, CST

Location: Minnesota State Capitol Building, Room 316

75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN 55155

OverviewPanel presentation representing various viewpoints of how HIT can be leveraged to aid in addressing the opioid epidemic in Minnesota and nationally.


5PM to 6:15PM: Dinner and Networking

6:15PM to 7:45PM: Panel speakers and Questions

7:45PM to 8PM: Wrap up


MN HIMSS presents an Advocacy Event panel discussion of how HIT can be leveraged to address the opioid epidemic in Minnesota.  Come hear speakers share their point of view from a policy, legislative, practice and personal perspective of how opioid abuse affects the citizens of Minnesota and what can be done about it.  Each speaker with have a short presentation of 10-15 minutes followed by time for questions and discussion.


Kari Guida - Minnesota Department of Health

Rep David Baker - MN Rep from Wilmar

Steve Simenson - Pharmacist, eHealth Initiative member

Jeff Coughlin - HIMSS National Advocacy Expert

Dr. Brian Grahan - Addiction Medicine Specialist