«Addiction care providers are developing digital tools to help decentralize their programs from medical treatment centers. These efforts are designed to mitigate the multitude of access barriers preventing patients recovering from opioid use disorder from sticking with their treatment plans.»
«Most programs require patients to make frequent trips to a medical center — a significant obstacle to a patient population that is more likely to not have reliable housing or transportation. To provide an alternative access point and in response to the alarming uptick in overdose deaths, UVA Health, based in Charlottesville, Va., recently built and deployed an app to help patients recovering from opioid use disorder stick to their treatment.»
Article written by Katie Adams.