substance use disorder

By  Sofia Noori and Dan Gebremedhin 10:59 am June 12, 2020
  About the authors: Dr. Sofia Noori (@sofianoori) was a member of the 2019 Flare Capital Partners Scholar Class and is currently a psychiatry resident at Yale School of Medicine. She is the curriculum lead for Innovation to Impact, a substance use entrepreneurship program funded by the National Institute for Drug Abuse. Dr. Dan Gebremedhin (@dangebremedhin) is a partner at Flare Capital Partners...
By  Dave Muoio 12:04 pm March 2, 2020
axialHealthcare, maker of a platform for managing substance use disorder (SUD) patients, has closed $15 million in Series C funding. The raise was headlined by the Nashville company's existing investors, a list that includes Oak HC/FT, .406 Ventures, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and Sandbox Advantage Fund. WHAT THEY DO Founded in 2012, axialHealthcare's earlier iteration focused on...
By  Laura Lovett 02:17 pm March 26, 2019
Having a baby can be complicated and requires regular doctors visits and classes. Mix those challenges with managing a substance abuse disorder, and the result can be overwhelming.  iTether Technologies and University of Arizona physician Dr. Maria Manriquez have teamed up to develop a new app specifically designed to address the needs of pregnant women who are also dealing with opioid addiction...
By  Dave Muoio 01:55 pm February 21, 2018
Integration of a practitioner-developed mobile health system within a primary care setting was well-received by substance use disorder (SUD) patients and generally improved outcomes, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. However, the technology was not well adopted by clinicians due to its separation from pre-existing EHR workflows, the difficulty of...
By  Heather Mack 03:18 pm February 15, 2017
For people going through addiction treatment, relapses can happen at any time. So, operating off the notion that close monitoring could offer more opportunities for early intervention, two health technology companies are working to leverage remote patient monitoring to offer better care to people with alcohol use disorder. Soberlink, makers of a high-tech, FDA-cleared remote breathalyzer, will...