Clinicians can now access up-to-date evidence-based office-based addiction treatment recommendations for treating opioid use disorder (OUD) on a smart phone app.
Boston Medical Center (BMC), with the Opioid Response Network (ORN), created an app that provides guidelines and resources for treating OUD with buprenorphine and naltrexone. Information on OUD treatment with methadone and pain management strategies are also included on the app.
To download the app, use the above links or go to your phone's app center and search for BMC MAT Quick Start.
Of the more than 22 million people in the United States with a substance use disorder, less than 20% receive any treatment. Providing office-based addiction treatment increases access to critical care and saves lives. BMC developed this app to help inform clinicians on the use of medications for OUD. In the app, interactive clinical algorithms walk clinicians through each step of the decision-making process when caring for OUD patients.
Note: This app is designed exclusively for the use of healthcare providers and is not intended for use to diagnose disease or to cure, mitigate, treat or prevent any condition or disease. It is the responsibility of the treating clinician to rely on their own experience and knowledge about their specific patient to determine dosages and the best treatment for that patient.