The last few decades have seen a growing crisis in the United States centered around addiction and substance use disorder (SUD). According to the Addiction Center,
almost 21 million Americans have at least one addiction, but only about 10 percent receive any form of treatment. SUD is responsible for the death of thousands of Americans every year, and these deaths have tripled since 1990.
Unfortunately, the nation’s struggle with substance abuse has only worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social isolation, fears of the novel coronavirus, and anxiety caused by financial difficulties have all contributed to increased substance misuse among at-risk individuals. In addition, many addiction treatment centers have closed or cut back their in-person services due to financial difficulties, stay-at-home orders that restrict certain services, and social distancing requirements. These, plus legislative changes, have impacted providers’ reimbursement for SUD services.
Streamline Healthcare Solutions’ provides an all-in-one- behavioral health focused platform, SmartCare Electronic Health Record (EHR). Our integrated platform includes a substance use disorder (SUD) component designed to support organizations who help individuals on the journey to addiction recovery.
Our team at Streamline Healthcare Solutions is sharing this free white paper to show how organization’s can use their collected SUD data to track client outcomes to help inform treatment decisions, measure the quality of care, and aid SUD research. Fill out the form below to receive this free white paper.