Combatting the opioid crisis demands a multi-factored approach.
Posts Tagged: Opioids
Today’s opioid crisis is a complex problem that affects governments at all levels. To make an impact on this significant problem, governments need a new approach that involves leveraging data and technology. Cloud-based technologies offer a way forward for better collaboration and data sharing sources.
In June 2018 at the AWS Public Sector Summit, AWS convened the first technology-focused Opioid Crisis Council, where stakeholders from across public sector and industry who play key roles in addressing the opioid epidemic gathered to identify common challenges and explore disruptive solutions.
Even as the opioid epidemic escalates, many government officials may not understand the true scope of the problem. But geo-enabled data and GIS mapping tools allow communities to visualize an accurate picture of how and where opioid abuse is impacting its citizens. GIS can provide a holistic picture of drug abuse, collect data in real… Read more »
The complexity of the problem can’t be overstated. Opioid addiction can have many different causes, from over-prescribing opioids for pain to improper disposal methods of unused drugs and limited treatment and rehabilitation resources. But there is a solution that can address all of these complexities as well as increase awareness and connect opioid victims to… Read more »