Where Therapeutic Intuition Meets Technology

When people are treated for medical conditions, their physician usually monitors the treatment and recovery process based on some type of performance metrics, informed by hard data. However, in clinical programs treating substance use disorders or psychiatric disorders, the treatment and recovery process is monitored exclusively on therapist’s intuition.

A new suite of technology tools developed by David Patterson Silver Wolf, associate professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, aims to enable addiction and behavioral health professionals to monitor their own treatment services, as well as their patient’s recovery process, using data as their guide.

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