For Opioids and Substance Abuse, Big Data Analytics Is Just the Beginning

Behavioral health providers are starting to leverage big data analytics to take on the substance abuse ravaging the country, but they need more than health IT to make a difference.

Fentanyl, heroin, prescription opioids, and a growing number of synthetic drugs killed more than 50,000 Americans in 2016. It is a statistic that is hard to compute –numbing in its scope and staggering in the sheer complexity of trying to stem the tide of legal and illegal substances that is drowning a society in crisis.

Author: Jennifer Bresnick


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