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October 30, 2019 | Appriss Health Blog 

Appriss Health and OpenBeds Participate in Panel Discussion at Milken Institute’s Future of Health Summit ’19 

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).

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October 3, 2019 | UCSF Health Hub

We are excited to be named a Finalist for the UCSF Digital Health Awards in the Behavioral Health Category. 

UCSF Health Hub Announces Finalists For UCSF Digital Health Awards 

UC San Francisco’s Health Hub, an innovation hub and startup studio supporting the next wave of healthtech entrepreneurs, announced the first round finalists for the upcoming UCSF Digital Health Awards. This unique award and event will celebrate the achievements of innovative companies dramatically improving healthcare with technology.

The finalists were selected across 13 categories by an unmatched team of expert judges in the healthcare and VC industries, including Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures), Ursheet Parikh (Mayfield Fund), Blake Wu (NEA), Michael Roizen (Cleveland Clinic), Michael Blum, MD (UCSF), Michael Lesh, MD (UCSF) and Dan Burnett, MD (Theranova) among others. Ten finalists per category were chosen from more than 500 submissions.

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October 2, 2019 | HIT Consultant

Appriss Health Acquires Behavioral Health Platform OpenBeds

Appriss Health has announced the acquisition of OpenBeds, a cloud-based behavioral health platform that identifies, unifies, and tracks behavioral health resources. The network fosters collaboration among medical and mental health providers, social services and substance use disorder programs. It gives them a resource to evaluate in real real-time, the availability of treatment facilities that have room to take patients in need of mental health treatment. 

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October 2, 2019 | Fierce Healthcare

Prescription drug monitoring company Appriss Health acquires behavioral health software company OpenBeds

Technology company Appriss Health provides prescription drug monitoring analytics to help healthcare organizations improve their management of opioids and avoid misuse.

Beyond just identifying potential opioid misuse, the Louisville, Kentucky-based company has acquired OpenBeds to help link patients with substance use disorders to behavioral health resources and treatment programs.

As the name suggests, OpenBeds’ software provides real-time data that shows open beds at inpatient psychiatric facilities and inpatient substance use disorder programs as well as other resources for crisis support and availability at outpatient programs. 

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October 1, 2019 | Appriss Health

Appriss Health Acquires OpenBeds Behavioral Health Platform

Appriss Health, provider of the most comprehensive platform for opioid stewardship and substance use disorder (SUD) in the U.S., today announced that it has acquired OpenBeds, a leading cloud-based platform that identifies, unifies, and tracks behavioral health resources. By facilitating rapid referrals with up-to-date availability of both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services, OpenBeds improves patient access to treatment for crisis, mental health, and substance use disorder.

“We are in the midst of a public health crisis. It is widely recognized that one of the major barriers to addressing the opioid crisis is access to treatment,” said Nishi Rawat, M.D., co-founder of OpenBeds. “As a critical care provider, I often saw patients sent home after opioid overdoses rather than being connected to treatment, and patients boarded for days in the ED until they were connected to inpatient psychiatric care. That’s why I founded OpenBeds. With technology, we can do so much more to improve outcomes by quickly connecting patients to appropriate and quality treatment.”

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August 23, 2019 | Karma

Startups Using Agility, Experience, to Move the Needle on Opioid Crisis

From a social network for addicts to robots that test sewage water for traces of drugs, startups and private companies are applying innovative solutions to one of the nation’s most pressing problems — its opioid epidemic. Over 11.4 million people have misused prescription opioids, and more than 130 people die daily from opioid-related drug overdoses, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Startups have a unique advantage over healthcare systems in tackling the crisis. Startups are nimble and apply new technologies, while established, institutional systems may be slow to apply a new idea.

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June 27, 2019 | Commonwealth Fund

In Focus: Leveraging Technology to Expand Access to Behavioral Health Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Several tech companies are trying to streamline behavioral health referrals by making it easier to assess patients’ needs and identify available and appropriate programs. One platform, OpenBeds, focuses on behavioral health referrals and coordination; it was founded by Nishi Rawat, M.D., who as a critical care physician in a small Baltimore hospital struggled to find treatment slots for patients with behavioral health problems.

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Oct 2, 2018

Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health launches online referral network

The Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health launched its online referral network — Delaware Treatment and Referral Network — allowing Delaware health care providers seeking substance use disorder treatment or mental health services for their patients to make a digital referral with one of 24 organizations participating in the first phase.

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May 3, 2018

FSSA Secretary Dr. Walthall: Addiction Treatment Program Exceeds Expectations!

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Jennifer Walthall says the state’s new Open Beds program has exceeded all expectations in its first six weeks. Open Beds is a partnership between FSSA and Indiana 2-1-1 to connect those in need of addiction treatment with local resources.

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March 15, 2018

Deployment of OpenBeds® statewide in Indiana – Partners with Connect2Help Indiana

Indiana partners with OpenBeds, a service that allows treatment facilities to list their vacancies in a real-time, broadly connected database. If one facility can’t place a patient at the moment that patient comes in, doctors will search OpenBeds to find a nearby program that can.

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March 15, 2018


Deployment of OpenBeds® statewide in Indiana – 1st digital platform in the US

Linking people with substance use disorders to the treatment they need to kick their addiction has just become easier in Indiana.

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Thursday announced a new partnership with a software platform that can help social workers find openings at treatment facilities. The partnership, funded by money from the 21st Century Cures Act, also includes Indiana 2-1-1, a local non-profit that helps provides referrals for a variety of social services.

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Nov 8, 2017

2018 Next Level Agenda for the State of Indiana

Pillar 4: Attacking the Drug Epidemic

The Honorable Eric J. Holcomb, Governor of Indiana:

Nov 12, 2017

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) Secretary Dr. Jennifer Walthall

explains the value and deployment of OpenBeds® statewide in Indiana: