The MATTERS Network has been facilitating rapid, electronic referrals for patients experiencing opioid use disorders since 2019. A MATTERS referral connects patients from emergency departments, law enforcement agencies, medical offices and street corners to outpatient treatment organizations across the state. There are over 60 referral sites, 150 receiving clinics, and 1,000 pharmacies participating in the Network and over 1,000 unique referrals have been submitted.
In June 2022 the team launched its new mobile MATTERS Network App on the Apple Store and GooglePlay to make the electronic referral platform and plethora of professional and community resources even more accessible. The referral platform will only be accessible to participating organizations; however, the app offers quick access to educational videos, suggested protocols, prescribing guidelines, and more state-wide resources for patients, providers, first responders, and community partners….