New mobile apps from the Department of Health and Human Services, for consumers and doctors alike, let you search medical literature, locate health centers, fight drug abuse and much more.
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Oxycodone abuse has received a lot of attention in the press and has reached near epidemic proportions in the U.S. This treatment locator app, developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), addresses the problem. It gives patients, family members and professionals access to reliable information on nearby mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities, including those that provide specialized treatment for patients dealing with opioid drugs. Users have access to four different treatment locator databases: The Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator, the Mental Health Services Locator, the Buprenorphine Physician and Treatment Program Locator, and the Opioid Treatment Program Directory. The app also lets users search for treatment centers within a specific radius, bookmark information for retrieval later on, and copy and send information using email or text messaging. The app is available for free from iTunes.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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