Collective Medical Integrates With California CURES 2.0 Database

Integration enriches information available to providers in real-time
at the point of care; enables ED providers to identify patients at-risk
for substance use disorder and find the best path forward

delivering the nation’s largest and most effective network
for care collaboration, today announced that California emergency
department (ED) physicians now have access to California’s Controlled
Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES 2.0)
prescription drug data through the Collective PlatformTM. The
integration between CURES 2.0 and the Collective Platform simplifies
physician workflow to ensure ED providers have essential opioid
prescription history information about a patient in real-time at the
point of care.

The Collective NetworkTM has been proven to help care teams
combat the opioid epidemic across the nation. In addition to similar
PDMP integrations in numerous states, Collective arms ED providers with
holistic information about patients through its platform’s Insights™
, including information on possible social
determinants, safety and security alerts, utilization patterns across
all points of care and care team contact information. Integration with
CURES 2.0 will simplify and enrich the ED provider experience in
California, supporting them in making the most appropriate care
decisions, and amplifying the impact of the CURES 2.0 database for
patients across the state.

Assembly Bill 40
(AB 40) was passed into law in October 2017,
allowing healthcare practitioners and pharmacists to submit a query to
the CURES database through a health information technology system, such
as the Collective Platform. Following passage of AB 40, the California
Department of Justice CURES 2.0 Program implemented new technical
innovations to enable authorized healthcare practitioners and
pharmacists at hospitals across the state of California to connect to
the CURES 2.0 database.

With a more holistic view of the patient, provided both through the
Collective Platform’s Insights functionality and CURES 2.0, care teams
have an opportunity to do more than simply avoid writing a prescription
for narcotics. Armed with more comprehensive information, providers can
consider novel treatment models, such as ED-Bridge,
which supports EDs throughout California to develop and implement plans
for 24/7 access to buprenorphine for patients with opioid use disorder
as a ‘bridge’ into outpatient medication-assisted treatment. A recent
by the New York Times covering ED-Bridge mentioned a
out of Yale-New Haven Hospital finding that addicted patients
given buprenorphine in the ED were twice as likely to be in treatment a
month later as those who were provided with typical patient education

The Collective Network is live in states across the country including
Washington, California, Oregon, Massachusetts, Virginia, West Virginia,
Alaska, New Mexico and many others. Collective’s real-time,
risk-adjusted event notification and care collaboration platform serves
all points of care, including emergency department, inpatient,
post-acute, mental and behavioral, and ambulatory settings, as well as
ACOs and health plans.

“We have an obligation to support ED care teams in making the best care
decisions possible,” says Chris Klomp, CEO of Collective Medical. “By
integrating our platform with CURES, we’re taking one more step toward
giving ED providers the insights they need to catch vulnerable patients
before they fall, both in California and nationwide.”

Collective is endorsed as a best practice for emergency medicine by the
American College of Emergency Physicians and has been recognized by Inc.
Magazine and by the MountainWest Capital Network as one of Utah’s
fastest growing companies.

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Collective Medical empowers care teams to improve patient outcomes by
closing the communication gaps that undermine patient care. With a
nationwide network engaged with every national health plan in the
country, hundreds of hospitals and health systems and tens of thousands
of providers, Collective’s system-agnostic platform is trusted by care
teams to identify at-risk and complex patients and facilitate actionable
collaboration to make better care decisions and improve outcomes. Based
in Salt Lake City, Collective is proven to streamline transitions of
care, improve coordination across diverse care teams, and reduce
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