App aims to help in opiold crisis

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Pennsylvania officials have made solving the opioid crisis a priority over the last few years. Now, they’re turning to some local technology experts for help.

A team of Harrisburg-area residents designed the Care4PA app, the winner of this year’s Code4PA event.

The app collects user information like their location and insurance provider and makes recommendations for opioid treatment. It also allows them to view ratings of providers from other patients.

“This will give us another tool to utilize, to help gather data, to better outreach to communities, and to really contribute towards improving those numbers even more,” Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jennifer Smith said.

The app is still a prototype. Creators hope to launch it in the near future.

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