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Verily is building a high-tech rehab campus to combat opioid addiction

Posted on February 11, 2019 by Medtech[y] Staff

In recognizing one of the greatest public health crisis the US has seen, a team of Verily clinicians, engineers, and health systems specialists decided to act.

Alphabet's Verily announced in a blog post that the company has partnered with Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. to build a tech-focused rehab campus in Dayton, Ohio to combat the opioid crisis.

Many experts consider Montgomery County, Ohio as “ground zero” for the opioid epidemic, and with help from both the public and private sectors, solving this crisis with an innovative vision is where Verily can provide expertise.

In order to execute this vision, two health networks, Kettering Health Network and Premier Health, joined Verily to create OneFifteen, a not-for-profit ecosystem based in Dayton and led by Marti Taylor, former CEO of University Hospital and the Ross Heart Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

OneFifteen, and its team of community partners, will strive to provide treatments that offer sustained recovery and a path forward to the many who are fighting to manage their addiction. Verily will offer tools and resources in support of the OneFifteen mission to continually evolve addiction treatment toward better and better outcomes. This is not a short-term undertaking and it will require deep commitment from all of the partners and the broader community to have an impact on this complex issue.

Verily's goal for OneFifteen is to be a cornerstone in advancing the field of addiction medicine, demonstrating the value of investing in behavioral health and improving the health of communities.

In order to bring this vision to those living with addiction, the partnership with Alexandria Real Estate Equities will provide multidimensional and easy-to-access treatment.

We recognize that if the full continuum of care as well as other services like recovery housing and vocational training could be in one location, it could produce better outcomes for patients and their loved ones.

Together with Verily, they will work to develop a tech-enabled campus conducive to promoting recovery and addressing the holistic needs of each individual treated. The campus will likely house clinical services, recovery housing, and mixed-use facilities to address the needs of patients and the local community. Additionally, Verily is working with the local community to identify opportunities to invest in and revitalize the surrounding neighborhood.

With this ambitious project, it's clear that Verily is committed to a variety of avenues in the healthcare space. Recently, the company announced their Verily Study Watch Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for ECG.