Managing partner Harry Nelson was recently interviewed by Eileen Drage O’Reilly with Axios about his thoughts on a new phone app developed to “reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths by using sonar to detect symptoms and urgently message family, friends or emergency responders”.

From the article:

Outside perspectives: A couple of experts tell Axios that this is a good first step in a growing research field that looks into how tech can be used to combat the opioid epidemic.

Harry Nelson, managing partner of health care law firm Nelson Hardiman and chairman of the Behavioral Health Association of Providers, tells Axios, “This app will be useful for a slice of patients.”

• He agrees tech will play a key role in helping monitor patients and offering intervention assistance, but adds, “We also need to get into why people are engaging in this at-risk behavior.”

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