Pain Management

Synergy believes chronic pain is a complex issue and supporting an interdisciplinary approach is the most effective way to help clinics be successful. Synergy provided leadership in the development of Oregon Opioid Prescribing Guidelines and recommendations for chronic pain, acute pain, dental pain, opioids in pregnancy, and tapering. Since 2016, Synergy has been leading the clinical arm of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Prescription Drug Overdose Project aimed at changing the conversation on pain management and improving pain safety by bringing practice facilitation, academic detailing, and tailored education to 15 high-burden frontier, rural, and urban clinics across Oregon.

Synergy can support Coordinated Care Organizations, Federally Qualified Health Centers, large and medium health systems, frontier county clinics, and Tribal Health Clinics by providing the following team-based model of care services:

Facilitate the implementation of team-based models of care and the development of policies and procedures to support pain and substance use disorder treatment, safe opioid prescribing, and behavioral health integration. 

Provide Academic Detailing consisting of individualized outreach to clinicians on chronic pain management topics including challenging conversations, best practices for tapering, and appropriate use of buprenorphine.

Connect clinicians to educational supports including prescribing guidelines, Project ECHO, and pain education toolkits and trainings.

Support health informatics services, including support in developing approaches to customizing Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems and strategies to measure and track outcomes.