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SXSW 2019

Using Data Analytics to Combat the Opioid Crisis

More than 2 million Americans have become dependent on, or abused prescription pain pills and street drugs, and in 2016 alone, there were more than 40,000 opioid induced overdose deaths. The smart use of data science and analytics has the potential to completely change the trajectory of this crisis. Innovative healthcare systems and government organizations are leveraging advanced data analytics in meaningful ways to identify trends that could reduce the intake of opioids.
The panel will bring together data experts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Colorado Hospital Association, Intermountain Healthcare and Alteryx for a candid discussion around the positive impact of data analytics on the opioid epidemic and their respective approaches to fighting this crisis.

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  1. Attendees will learn how healthcare companies are leveraging data to identify and mitigate problematic practices contributing to the opioid epidemic.
  2. Attendees will discover the ways in which technology companies are empowering their communities to tackle some of the world’s most complex challenges.
  3. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of HHS' key strategies for addressing this epidemic and improving healthcare practices for all Americans.



Emily Singer, Public Relations Manager, Alteryx

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Health & MedTech
  • Level: Intermediate
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