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Implementing a mobile health system to integrate the treatment of addiction into primary care

Implementing a mobile health system to integrate the treatment of addiction into primary care

Dr. Andrew Quanbeck et al. implemented a mobile health (mHealth) system to help treat patients with substance use disorders. The investigators evaluated the effect of the system on patients and clinicians using the RE-AIM framework and found that the system improved care among primary care patients with substance use disorders and that patients using the system supported one another in their recovery. However, among clinicians, use of the technology was less robust than the use by patients, and ongoing funding and lack of availibility of the data in the electronic health record were challenges.

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