Posts tagged Opioid Crisis
Experts Identify the Three Essential Components for Tackling the Opioid Crisis: Compassion, Community, and Collaboration

In Massachusetts alone, the state has averaged 2,000 deaths per year, but has recently seen a slight decrease. “However, there is still so much more to do. We need to think about how we can use innovations, technology and this new spirit we have– because we are all in a unique position where we have the ability and the duty to address this,” urged Weiner.

At the April 2nd event, the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub and MassChallenge HealthTech brought together experts from across the Brigham and the Boston community to create an open environment to discuss the current state of the opioid crisis and share their insights, current innovations and initiatives, and how they believe innovation and technology can help us move forward to a brighter future.

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Bostonian Shares Gripping Story of Recovery at iHub Event

“I was very naïve to opioid pain medicine,” Kelly shared during a Brigham Digital Innovation Hub (iHub) event, “Solving the Crisis with Opioid and Pain Innovations,” on April 2. “When people in my community saw my arm in a sling, they began to ask me what I had been given for pain medication and offered me money in exchange for it. It was fascinating — I remember asking myself, ‘Why do they care this much?’”

The iHub event, hosted in partnership with MassChallenge HealthTech, welcomed experts from across Brigham Health and the Boston digital health community to discuss current innovative initiatives and opportunities for future innovation in caring for and managing pain. Kelly was its keynote speaker.

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