Drug Poisoning Surveillance System & Opioid Monitoring Use Cases

We are working hard alongside our stakeholders to combat the opioid crisis in Michigan. As a result, two use cases are working towards the goal of ending opioid abuse.

About this Use Case

Drug Poisoning Surveillance System Use Case Implementation Guide

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued new administrative rules which will require, upon request, healthcare providers and facilities to report prescription and illicit drug poisonings to MDHHS. The rule is intended to help inform the public health surveillance and response efforts to the substantial increase in cases of prescription and illicit drug overdoses in Michigan. MDHHS will use reported data for planning and targeting resources for prevention, intervention, and treatment to populations and geographic locations of high need.

    The University of Michigan Proprietary System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance (SOS)

    The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center (U-M-IPC) has created the Proprietary System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance (SOS) to collect overdose data from various Emergency Departments. The data is analyzed and matched to data provided by medical examiners and Emergency Medical Services. This new dataset is used to determine opioid overdose demographic information and geolocation. The information can also be used to develop effective responses and prevention strategies to combat the opioid crisis.