Opioid Crisis: How tech and policy are fighting the epidemic
The opioid epidemic has received a lot of attention recently, but how can technology help in the battle to alleviate abuse? There’s a digital pill in trials to understand medication adherence. There are analytics tools being put to use to understand patients and prescribing patterns. Policymakers are trying to stop doctor shopping and over-prescribing through state legislation and prescription drug monitoring programs. And then there are the partnerships with federal agencies and state and local governments.
Check out our latest coverage about how health IT is helping to fight the epidemic.