Not-for-profit advocacy group Shatterproof, led by CEO Gary Mendell, has created the Substance Use Disorder Treatment Task Force with the hope of putting an influential surgeon general’s report into action.
Insurance giant Cigna recently reported that use of prescribed opioids has declined 12% among its member population in the past year, almost halfway along its previously announced goal to reduce opioid use by 25% over three years.
The U.S. system splits consumers into narrow categories, and that fragmentation alone has led to a significant amount of waste, according to Uwe Reinhardt speaking at the National Council for Behavioral Health annual conference this week.
Tom Insel, the former NIMH director and current director of clinical neuroscience at Alphabet Inc.’s Verily Life Services, says a technology revolution could change the landscape of behavioral healthcare.
Data from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index, a new measurement tool, identifies health conditions with the greatest impact on communities. Analysis of the data draws a correlation between community health and economic strength.