Yesterday, Rob Cohen, president of Appriss Health and Nishi Rawat, M.D. and co-founder of OpenBeds (an Appriss-owned company) took part in a panel discussion at the Milken Institute’s Future of Health Summit 2019 titled “Combating the Opioid Crisis: Investment and Health IT Innovation” in Washington D.C.
The Future of Health Summit convenes thought leaders and decision makers to confront some of the world’s most significant health challenges by matching human, financial, and educational resources with the most innovative and impactful ideas.
“Combating the Opioid Crisis: Investment and Health IT Innovation” was an interactive session between investors and innovators using content designed with active participation from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). It included discussion, a question and answer period, and real examples to illustrate impact. The session was moderated by NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow. NIDA is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Together with NIDA, the Milken Institute is accelerating investors’ response to evidence-based health technology by highlighting cutting-edge digital-health innovations and investment opportunities in response to the opioid crisis. These advancements address a range of needs, from prevention to treatment—including diagnostics, diversion, mental health, and recovery.
As a continuation of work done earlier this year, this session featured updates and shared learning from both early and late-stage successes. Executives of health technology companies, including Appriss Health and OpenBeds, shared best practices, along with their experiences navigating barriers and maximizing investment opportunities—including NIDA’s small business programs.
“We were proud to participate in this Milken Institute event to meet with distinguished thought leaders and organizations to discuss society’s most pressing health needs and highlight what it will take to build a healthier future for all of us,” said Rawat.
“It was truly an honor to contribute to the discussion at this important industry event about such a critical and timely topic in healthcare – the role of technology in addressing the ongoing opioid epidemic,” said Cohen.
Cohen and Rawat joined more than one thousand attendees at this three-day event to share, learn and talk about trends in healthcare innovation, public health, mental health, patient engagement, addiction and stigma, health data, and technology with business executives, government officials, philanthropists, patient advocates, entrepreneurs, journalists, Nobel laureates, academics, providers, payers, and scientists.
To learn more about the positive impact Appriss Health is having on addressing the opioid epidemic, please check out our latest infographic titled “Helping to Solve the Opioid Crisis with Technology by Sharing #Knowledgeforgood” by clicking here.
To learn more about the OpenBeds platform which helps to identify, unify and track all behavioral health inpatient and outpatient services and connect all treatment, referral and social support resources in a single, common network click here to watch an introductory video.