Building Block #1

Leadership, goals, and assigned responsibilities

The organization’s leadership sets the goals for treatment of pain, both acute and chronic, and the safe use of opioids where appropriate. The goals are measurable and progress towards the goals is reviewed by leadership at least quarterly. Individuals are assigned with the responsibility of working on these goals and tracking progress and resources committed. To achieve buy-in, leadership engages all providers and clinical teams in understanding the importance of the goals and the plans for meeting them. The organization collaborates with other health care organizations and agencies in the local community to ensure good communication between all parties participating in the health and safety of patients and families in the community.

Goals and priorities 1234 Describe briefly what your clinic is currently doing.
Leadership agrees on goals for treatment of pain, both acute and chronic, and the safe use of opioids. They prioritize the work so that it is accomplished in the most effective manner.
Policies to Support Goals 1234 Describe briefly what your clinic is currently doing.
Each goal has corresponding policies. These policies are fully understood by all prescribers and staff and are the new standard of care. NOTE – Recommended policies are defined in Building Block #2
Assigned Responsibilities and Timelines 1234 Describe briefly what your clinic is currently doing.
Clinical and operational champions are identified who are responsible for achieving goals and policies and providing progress reports to leadership.  An implementation timeline is followed and monitored. A process of continuous quality improvement is implemented which includes identifying and spreading best practices.
Community Collaboration 1234 Describe briefly what your clinic is currently doing.
Leadership is collaborating with other community health care organizations and agencies to improve the management of chronic pain and use of prescription opioids to reduce the number of pills in circulation, expand access to alternative therapies and addictions treatment, and help educate the community.