Integrating technology into behavioral health programs

Submitted by: 10/06/2015 by Maureen Fitzgerald

Technology offers new ways to provide substance use disorder treatment and recovery services. Telephone based care, web-based screening and treatment, video conferencing, smartphone apps, and virtual worlds give patients and clinicians new tools for achieving and maintaining recovery. Yet states and other payers of addiction services are slow to adopt and implement these new tools.

A study led by Todd Molfenter explored factors that impede or facilitate adoption of telemedicine approaches in five states and one county. Molfenter shares the results of the study in “Trends in telemedicine use in addiction treatment” recently published in Addiction Science Clinical Practice.

Read a summary of the paper in the September 2015 Harvard Medical School’s Recovery Research Institute newsletter

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