University Hospitals wins state money for anti-opioid addiction technology

University Hospitals in Cleveland is one of a dozen recipients of a state grant to develop technology aimed at combating Ohio’s opioid addiction epidemic, a state commission announced Wednesday.

Eric Beck and a University Hospitals team received $200,000 to work on a real-time opioid surveillance and tracking tool. The computer-aided dispatch would identify patients at risk for opioid addiction and abuse. It would identify opportunities for patient education on opioid use and disposal before the patients are discharged.

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Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.

Written by Laura Hancock.

Originally published September 12, 2018.

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