February 13, 2019
Verily, Alphabet’s life science division, is building a tech-focused rehab campus in Dayton, OH, in hopes of gathering more information on the best methods to fight the opioid crisis. Alexandria Real Estate Equities will design and develop the campus, which will offer both inpatient and outpatient services.
Verily, along with two prominent health systems, Kettering Health Network and Premier Health, created a nonprofit called OneFifteen to develop and operate the campus. All three partners will fund OneFifteen, which will begin seeing individuals for inpatient and outpatient care in the spring of 2019. The full campus is expected to be completed in 2020.
“We’re really on this quest to fundamentally transform behavioral health,” said Danielle Schlosser, senior clinical scientist of behavioral health at Verily. “I think anybody working in this field should be excited because we’re going to see change with the level of investment going into this initiative.”
A subsidiary of Premier Health will provide clinical care, while Verily will integrate its technology into the facility. The Alphabet-owned company will focus on understanding what works in the clinical setting, and then track patient behavior to see what “sticks,” according to Schlosser. Only patients that consent to being monitored will be tracked using a “variety of means” to gather patient data.
“You could imagine something as simple as people answering a survey or more sophisticated technology to gain insight of who that person is, what they’re encountering in their environment,” Schlosser said.
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