Video / The Government Steps up to Help with Opioid Treatment

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Are you a medical professional that manages drug-based opioid treatment for your patients? Now there’s an app for you!

The government jumps into the app development space through The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), launching a new app to help medical professionals manage patient care.

MATx is a mobile app that provides prescription guides, clinical support tools, and information regarding the drug-based treatment of opioid addiction

“There’s nothing like MATx in the field today,” said SAMHSA Principal Deputy Administrator Kana Enomoto. “It will be a significant step forward in improving timely access to medication-assisted treatment by enabling physicians and other health care practitioners to better provide effective, evidence-based, and in some cases, life-saving treatment to people with opioid use disorders.”

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Dr. Phelps designs online learning, mobile apps and digital games for clients in the health field. She is passionate about using design to help people learn and change their behavior. As the Founder and CEO of HealtheDesigns, she leads a diverse team of artists and developers that create a variety of innovative health solutions.

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