The Global Center for Health Innovation (Global Center) and Accenture have formed a working group to explore data-driven solutions that better integrate the continuum of addiction services (first responders, ER and inpatient, outpatient, behavioral health) to improve treatment and move toward prevention. Announced at the Global Center’s second Executive Briefing, The Role of Private Capital in Attacking the Opioid Crisis, the working group will collaborate with key stakeholders to recommend a set of actions and a technology platform to enhance the effectiveness of community services, with the goal of national distribution and contributing to reversing the unprecedented rate of addiction and related deaths.
More than 50 industry experts gathered at the Global Center for Health Innovation yesterday for the Executive Briefing. Led by BioEnterprise with Accenture, G2G Consulting, and HIMSS, the briefing provided a unique opportunity for government officials, industry leaders, and innovators to convene and advance discussion of initiatives that move toward prevention and the curtailing of opioid abuse across the nation.
Michael Petersen, M.D., who leads epidemic solutions for Accenture, delivered the Executive Briefing keynote and gave an overview of a global survey of data-driven pilots and solutions that address the opioid crisis.
“The issue warrants a multifaceted approach that taps into the collective impact of health, government and community organizations coming together as one,” Dr. Petersen said. “Our working group will explore how to collaborate across data silos, operationalize actionable changes and deploy appropriate resources at every level to make the greatest impact to people’s lives and the communities in which they live.”