Why decentralization & digitization could be the key to unlock the future of addiction care

May 31, 2022 by School of Medicine Webmaster

By Katie Adams, MedCityNews

A significant obstacle to patients battling opioid addiction is that most treatment programs require frequent in-person visits to medical centers. But many addiction care specialists think decentralizing programs from medical centers could help patients stay on track.

Addiction care providers are developing digital tools to help decentralize their programs from medical treatment centers. These efforts are designed to mitigate the multitude of access barriers preventing patients recovering from opioid use disorder from sticking with their treatment plans.  Read more…