Tag Archives: Opioid

Massachusetts Maternal Mortality Rates Rising: Opioid Abuse and Psychiatric Illness Play a Role

Pregnancy-associated mortality, defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of the termination of pregnancy, is increasing in Massachusetts.  In 2012, there were 30.4 deaths/100,000 live births. In 2014, the rate increased by 33%, to 40.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. Because pregnancy-associated mortality rates have historically been relatively low… Read More »

How analytics can spot data relationships indicating opioid misuse

Big data and analytics can help the nation’s healthcare system fight the opioid epidemic by identifying relationships that are indicative of abuse or misuse, says Rick Grape, director of market planning at LexisNexis, a research and risk management firm serving multiple industries, including healthcare. But it will take cooperation from several healthcare sectors including providers,… Read More »