IGF::OT::IGF Contract Award to Care Team Solutions, LLC: Using mHealth to Aid Opi

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,307.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N43DA130015
Agency Tracking Number:
N43DA130015
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
NIDA
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CARE TEAM SOLUTIONS, LLC
462 E. High St., Suite 75, Lexington, KY, 40507-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
830125485
Principal Investigator:
VESTA BRUE
(866) 965-9200
SSIGNALS@EARTHLINK.NET
Business Contact:
VESTA BRUE
(866) 965-9200
SSIGNALS@EARTHLINK.NET
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Opiate-agonist pharmacotherapy utilizing buprenorphine/naloxone is known to decrease illicit opiate use. However, poor medication management and misuse during self-managed opioid substitution therapy (OST) constrains efficacy, while aggrandizing relapse,hospitalizations and mortality. One of the most inescapable challenges confronted by professionals treating opioid dependence (OD) is assuring medications are taken as prescribed. Affording patients and physicians an interactive toolset to effectivelymonitor and promote adherence during OST represents a major unmet need that this project will address. Utilizing a forward-thinking approach in mobile health (mHealth) solutions, the Contractor will develop a smartphone application (APP), named SubAID,to engage and support patients and caregivers during OST to promote adherent behavior and provide timely assessment of adherence. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE

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