The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the upcoming launch of MATx, a free mobile app that will provide health care practitioners with immediate access to vital information about medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder.
“There’s nothing like MATx in the field today,” said SAMHSA Principal Deputy Administrator, Kana Enomoto. “It will be a significant step forward in improving timely access to medication–assisted treatment by enabling physicians and other health care practitioners to better provide effective, evidence-based, and in some cases, life-saving treatment to people with opioid use disorders.”
Key features of the MATx app include:
SAMHSA will officially launch its MATx app on October 21, 2016.
More information about the free app and how to download it to a mobile device is available at http://store.samhsa.gov/apps/MAT.