An Integrative and Sustainable Approach to Pain Management in Primary Care
University of Florida
Approved: August 2013
Grant Period: July 2013 – June 2015
The overall goal of this proposal is to develop, implement, and evaluate a novel model of chronic pain care that supports PCPs in confidently delivering evidence‐based pain care. The new care model employs three elements: 1) “Education” – A web‐based and in‐person didactic education curriculum emphasizing the use of evidence‐based approaches, including physical modalities and psychological approaches in addition to the traditional medical model of pain care. 2) “Standardized data” – A patient and practice staff oriented model for collecting standardized data in the electronic health record (EHR) to support data‐driven medical decision making for chronic pain. 3) “Decision support” – EHR‐based decision support that presents PCPs with recommended courses of treatment at the point of care based on patients’ clinical histories and evidence‐based pain protocols.