Using Data to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

As the opioid epidemic continues to claim tens of thousands of lives each years, stakeholders from around the country are launching efforts to enforce appropriate prescribing patterns and identify those most at risk for opioid misuse and abuse.

As the opioid epidemic continues to claim tens of thousands of lives each years, stakeholders from around the country are launching efforts to enforce appropriate prescribing patterns and identify those most at risk for opioid misuse and abuse. Among these groups is axialHealthcare, a company using big data to fight the epidemic. With the nation's largest database, axialHealthcare helps providers effectively manage patients' pain and prevent the overprescribing of prescription opioids.

We sat down with Elizabeth Stringer, PhD, chief science and clinical officer of axialHealthcare, to discuss the company's mission, how it is using data to fight the epidemic, and individuals who are most at risk of opioid use disorder.

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