There’s an App for That: UH Takes on Opioid Crisis

“If somebody is going to leave the hospital with an opioid prescription, we want to make sure it’s very intentional and still needed, and not a just in case seven-day dose,” said University Hospitals VP of Clinical Operations Jonathan Sague.

  • Cleveland’s University Hospitals is using an app to help fight the opioid epidemic
  • Tests showed the app kept 12,000 opioid pills out of circulation in a six-month period
  • An Ohio company is expected to be formed by the end of the year to help market the program

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Story excerpt provided by September 10, 2019.

Written by Dennis Biviano.

Originally published September 10, 2019.

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