Baltimore, MD — The Baltimore County Department of Health (BCDH) in Maryland has chosen bhworks, the enterprise-scale behavioral health collaborative software platform from mdlogix, to support data and workflow aspects of their 4-year, Overdose to Action (OD2A) grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent opioid overdoses.
There were 561 opioid-related deaths in Baltimore County in the first quarter of 2020, of which over 93 percent were related to fentanyl. Fentanyl and its molecular variations such as carfentanil, are extremely high-potency opioids 50 to 5,000 times more potent than heroin, so that tiny amounts all too easily cause overdose and death.
Psychiatrist Allen Tien, MD, MHS, mdlogix president and chief science officer said, “To prevent these overdoses and deaths, our bhworks web tools will enable Baltimore County to facilitate best practices, save time, work more effectively, and collectively follow evidence-based standards, within and across agencies. We are extremely proud to help the county in which our company was founded (in 1997) and is headquartered. Its residents deserve the best in public health prevention, early intervention, and acute care service programs.”
bhworks allows social and clinical service providers to obtain consents and screen populations with high efficiency and reliability, offer referrals, communicate via virtual visits, and securely collect data to see outcomes in real time and adjust resources as needed. The software can be accessed from any web-enabled device, providing organizations with tools to deliver behavioral health services anywhere people live, work, study, or receive care. bhworks is one of the leading statewide collaboration healthcare platforms, and its web-mobile tools adhere to required data privacy and security measures (HIPAA).
If you or a loved one in Baltimore County are suffering from alcohol, tobacco, or drug (illegal or prescription) addiction, help is available. Call 410-88-REACH (410-887-3224).