RXAS­SUR­ANCE

Inc. (USA) - - TECH -

This health care startup cre­ated an app, OpiSafe, that’s used by pa­tients to fill out a sur­vey that in­cludes ques­tions about fam­ily and per­sonal health his­to­ries. It then gives as­sess­ments to doctors so they can de­ter­mine pa­tients’ risk for opi­oid abuse. OpiSafe en­sures that pa­tients are screened for po­ten­tial drug mis­use be­fore they re­ceive opi­oids. It also rec­om­mends ran­dom­ized urine screen­ings through­out those pa­tients’ treat­ment. It mon­i­tors pa­tients who’ve been pre­scribed opi­oids and re­lays in­for­ma­tion to physi­cians—ask­ing, for in­stance, how a pa­tient is sleep­ing, be­cause sleep dis­tur­bance can in­di­cate res­pi­ra­tory dis­tress, a sign that the pa­tient is tak­ing too large a dose. founders robert val­uck, bob good­man, and chris en­nis year founded 2013 lo­ca­tion den­ver fund­ing $800,000

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