Testing of a Patient-centered E-health Implementation Model in Addiction Treatment

We will test the effectiveness of the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment-Technology Implementation framework in implementing the A-CHESS substance use disorder treatment and recovery app at 16 treatment organizations in Iowa.

Mobile phone apps such as ACHESS offer continual addiction recovery support, expanding the availability of effective addiction care. Yet, the low rates of use of A-CHESS and other patient-centered e-health addiction treatment technologies underscore the need for effective, systematic approaches to adopting technology that supports patient recovery outside the clinic walls. The proposed research will test the ability of the NIATx-Technology Implementation (NIATx-TI) Framework and traditional technology product training to reduce the gap between e-health research evidence and practice and help treatment organizations and consumers benefit from the emerging technological advances in addiction treatment and recovery.

Principal Investigators:

  • Todd Molfenter, Ph.D.
  • David Gustafson Sr., Ph.D
  • Jee-Seon Kim, Ph.D.