Data science and social good: Fighting opioid addiction

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This is the second part of a two-part series that explores connections between advanced analytics and corporate responsibility. Recently, two student researchers from the global DXC Internship Program harnessed an innovative analytics solution to unearth insights into the U.S. opioid crisis. The goal was to begin creating a framework for better understanding addiction risks. Comments […]

Beyond analytics: How technology can support an end-to-end solution to the opioid crisis

By George Mathew, MD and Chris Wilson Federal authorities are pushing states to go further with their initiatives to address the opioid crisis. Along with efforts in Congress and by the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to address the crisis, […]

Seeking alternative treatments to tackle the opioid crisis

By George Mathew, MD Efforts to address the opioid crisis are manyfold. Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), grant programs, the use of waiver programs, and the implementation of initiatives similar to patient-centered medical homes are all being used by states with varying degrees of success. These programs are, however, just the tip of the iceberg […]

Pharmacists on the front line in the opioid crisis

By Beth Slamowitz Pharmacists, who are considered among the most accessible and trusted health professionals, can answer questions about reducing the risk of overdose, what to do in case of an overdose and where to seek help with addiction management services. Pharmacists are the gatekeepers for prescription painkillers and play a key role in preventing […]

States make progress on tackling the opioid crisis by using federal grants

By George T. Mathew, M.D. States have had a long history of trying to address the opioid epidemic. Today, with vital support from federal grants, many states are tapping into much-needed assistance to combat a crisis that has grown out of control. Some grant funding is focused on analytics, identifying areas of need, improving data […]