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Role of Stigma for People with Opioid Use Disorder in the Criminal Justice System
Last week, I had the pleasure to speak with an auditorium full of judges and lawyers about the opioid use disorder crisis and its implications at the 9th Circuit Judicial Conference. I joined former US Attorney Dwight Holton and journalist Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland, for a panel to remind leaders in criminal justice about the implicit bias around opioid use disorder.
Md. Health Officials: More People Being Hospitalized After Fake Weed Use
In recent weeks, Maryland health officials say there’s been several hospitalizations associated with the use of synthetic marijuana, also known as fake weed.
My sister, a suburban mom, fell victim to opioids
Today is my first visit to an outpatient addiction treatment center. On my way to Baltimore’s Concerted Care Group (CCG), my Uber driver warns me, “This is a dangerous neighborhood.” It’s lunchtime on a cold Friday afternoon in March, and I’ve taken a vacation day from work to come in from Washington, D.C., where I live.
Why Medicaid Is an Untapped Opportunity for Innovation
When it comes to innovation in Medicaid — the focus of the CHCF Health Innovation Fund — Andrey Ostrovsky, MD, has worn an impressive number and variety of hats. Most recently, he served as chief medical officer at the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS). Prior to CMCS, he cofounded Care at Hand, a predictive analytics company acquired by Mindoula Health. He is now both a health care investor and CEO of Concerted Care Group, a provider of substance abuse treatment programs. Last but not least, he also still manages to practice medicine as an attending physician at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Understanding The Struggle Against Opioid Addiction
NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Medicaid’s former Chief Medical Officer Andrey Ostrovsky about his uncle’s fatal drug overdose and his efforts to destigmatize opioid addiction.
Integrity Pharmacy Chooses MedTek21 to Power Innovative Personalized Medication Management Program for Home Health and Home Care Patients
Integrity Pharmacy, a recognized leader in home health and home care pharmacy services, today announced a partnership with MedTek21 to bring continuous personalized medication risk management to all Integrity Pharmacy patients. MedTek21’s software helps Integrity proactively identify potential medication risks, ensuring a safer and more effective medication regimen for entire patient populations.
Pro-GeneX and MedTek21 Launch Innovative Program for Long-Term Care Providers to Reduce Adverse Drug Events in High-Risk Patient Populations
Pro-GeneX, LLC powered by MedTek21 today announced an innovative program for long-term care providers to manage medication risk for their patient populations. The Pro-GeneX service, powered by the MedTek21 solution, delivers a complete program to safeguard at-risk patients with rapid alerts to caregivers on potential drug reactions, indicated by each patient’s genetic variations. The program integrates with long-term care procedures and systems to enable providers to proactively reduce adverse events, save time, improve outcomes and boost quality scores.
Translational Software’s Genomics API to Power MedTek21’s Population Health and Medication Risk Management Platform
Translational Software®, Inc. (TSI), a leader in the intelligent use of genetic data for clinical decision support, today announced the company has been selected by MedTek21™ to provide pharmacogenomics (PGx)-based monitoring for MedTek21’s population health and medication risk management platform. The partnership ensures the prescription of safer and more effective medications by identifying medication risks based on a patient’s unique genetic profile.
News: MarketWatch UPDATE: Medicaid official’s own family tragedy drove him to tackle the opioid crisis head-on
Andrey Ostrovsky found out two years after his uncle’s death that it was an overdose — and he says it all comes down to stigmatization. Andrey Ostrovsky’s uncle had always been a charismatic, fun, even brilliant person, and his death left behind a slew of unanswered questions.
Ostrovsky Named CEO of Baltimore Opioid Treatment Program
Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky, former chief medical officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, is the new CEO and president of Concerted Care Group, the opioid treatment program announced Tuesday.
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Silicon Valley is missing a ‘big opportunity’ because it doesn’t understand poor people – Medicaid chief
Silicon Valley might be hunting unicorns in the wrong places.
According to one top federal health official, entrepreneurs and investors are overlooking one massive population: Low-income Americans who qualify for Medicaid.
An Uncle’s Overdose Spurs Medicaid Official To Change Course
Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky’s family did not discuss what killed his uncle in 2015. The man was young, not quite two weeks past his 45th birthday, when he died and had lost touch with loved ones in his final months. At the time, Ostrovsky wondered if his uncle had perhaps killed himself.
Andrey Ostrovsky, MD, Social Entrepreneur, Physician
Dr. Ostrovsky is a practicing physician and social entrepreneur who leads Care at Hand’s executive management and strategic vision. He has led teams at the World Health Organization, United States Senate, and San Francisco Health Department toward health system strengthening through technology. Andrey has contributed to legislation at the city and national level to advance care delivery for vulnerable populations. He is a published researcher in public health informatics, quality improvement, healthcare innovation, social entrepreneurship, and care coordination.
This addiction treatment center wants to change the way you think about substance abuse
A new addiction treatment center in Baltimore, Concerted Care Group, has big plans for expansion, as the city — and the rest of the country — try to control a heroin epidemic.
Homeowners lose last lawsuit. Construction on drug addiction treatment center to start
A district court judge shot down Cordillera property owners’ last shot to block a Baltimore firm from converting a hotel into an addiction treatment center.
How Noah Nordheimer went from fighting drug addiction to helping others overcome it
Following surgery on his back, Noah Nordheimer developed an addiction to prescription painkillers. As he recovered, he realized that he was lucky to have a support network of friends and family — a luxury not available to many addicts. The experience moved Nordheimer to found Concerted Care Group, whose mission is to provide a safe space for addicts and address all their needs, including those related to behavioral health and primary care.
Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky | Concerted Care Group
Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky has joined Maryland-based CARF-accredited opioid treatment program Concerted Care Group as its president and CEO.