Virginia Prepares Opioid Data-Sharing and Analysis Platform

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October 12, 2018

Virginia Prepares Opioid Data-Sharing and Analysis Platform

Virginia has awarded Qlarion, a data and analytics firm that specializes in government innovation, a contract to create a data-sharing and analysis platform to help manage the state’s growing opioid addiction trend.

Announced by the company and the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services last month, the platform will allow partnering organizations in Virginia access to shared data relating to the opioid crisis for scientific and research purposes. The shared information is hoped to generate improved evidence-based decision making across the state. The announcement comes as communities around the country struggle with a heightened drug addiction trend — according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 155 people die in the U.S. of opioid overdoses every day.