A Scalable, Automated Warm Handoff from the Emergency Department to Community Sites Offering Continued Medication for Opioid Use Disorder: Lessons Learned from the EMBED Trial Stakeholders

This is an academic paper that describes lessons learned from the implementation of a system that initiates buprenorphine in the emergency department and provides a warm handoff to community providers for continuation of medication treatment. There is focus on information technology facilitators and barriers. A better-designed system will increase retention in treatment. 

Resource Type
Peer-reviewed Articles and Reports
Continuum of Care
Response Approach
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
Post-overdose response
Peer-reviewed Article

Ahmed, O.M., Mao, J.A., Holt, S.R., et al. (2019). A scalable, automated warm handoff from the emergency department to community sites offering continued medication for opioid use disorder: Lessons learned from the EMBED trial stakeholders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 102, 47‐52.