AI-enabled telehealth meds monitoring program gives success to addiction recovery provider

You must have seen that telehealth has been trending a lot ever since the pandemic started but today, we are going to tell you that this addiction recovery provider has been genuinely helped by the telehealth program that was enabled by AI. It is known that this telehealth provider, which treats patients with Opioid disorder, saw increased attrition rates as well as almost all of its patients, 100 of them, remained in the medication-assisted treatment program.

As per this report, “An addiction medicine practice in Fishers, Indiana, run by Dr. Peter Farr has in two years seen a cohort of 100 patients remain in his medication-assisted treatment program 94% of the time using a new technology, developed with cofounder and brother Bill Farr, compared with 54% of the time without the technology. Dr. Farr runs the addiction practice and also is cofounder of Atadas, a telehealth medication monitoring technology company”, reports HealthCareITNews.

Farr noted, “The state of the world after March 2020 and the sheer magnitude of subsequent lockdowns ignited the problem that many providers share in this specialized type of medicine,”. Adding that “These providers are driven by a calling and by empathy. Many providers of medication-assisted treatment recognize the level of high-touch care that is needed to improve outcomes.” He added that “We came up with the idea to create a mobile app that patients could use to better connect with their treatment and their physicians while helping the providers comply with treatment regulations,”. “Our software developers then furiously went to work to create this innovative platform and to interface with EHRs.”

“With data interaction from the patient using the mobile app, combined with data from electronic health records, the proposed platform finds gaps in treatment care that benefit providers who are very busy and patients who share the burden of accountability.” “Frequent feedback indicates patient gratitude for this specialized care and the enhanced relationship the technology enables in their recovery. “On the patient dashboard, a few clicks show the status of all paperwork and consent forms, which are requirements,” he continued. “The system alerts providers when patients miss crucial responsibilities within their medication-assisted treatment program: pill counts, clinic appointments, screenings and facilitator-led support meetings.”

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