Director of Operations, Scripps Mercy Hospital Emergency Department, and Chair, San Diego County (CA) Rx Drug Abuse Medical Task Force
• Pharmacy Track: Drugs to Watch: Tramadol, Hydrocodone and Naloxone
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm
• Third-Party Payer Track: Turning Off the Faucet from Above: Health Plan Involvement in Safe Prescribing
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Dr. Roneet Lev, MD, is the Director of Operations of the Emergency Department at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. She is one of the nation’s leaders for safe prescribing initiatives in the medical community. In 2012, she established the San Diego Prescription Drug Abuse Medical Task Force with the goal of reducing deaths and mortality from Rx drugs. Her program on Safe Prescribing in the Emergency Department won the 2014 National Association of Counties award. She has mentored multiple communities across California in similar initiatives. She uses data to drive change for improved prescribing habits, including comparison of medical examiner Rx-related deaths and PDMP reports. Dr. Lev graduated from the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio and an emergency medicine residency program at UCSD. Dr. Lev served as President of the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians in 2000, and is President of IEPC, Independent Emergency Physicians Consortium.