TheÂ Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has implemented a cloud application that is built on theÂ SalesforceÂ platform and designed to monitor the supply of a medication for people who have overdosed onÂ opioids.
DHHSÂ uses the virtual dispensary to manage statewide naloxoneÂ inventory, aggregateÂ voluntary information from individuals who seek the opioid antagonist and analyze drug usage,Â Salesforce said Monday.
The departmentÂ reportedÂ thatÂ 357 Nevadans died from opioid overdose duringÂ 2019 and a total ofÂ 4,067 deaths over the past decade.
Salesforce noted the cloud-based dispensary supports community-based naloxone redistribution efforts basedÂ on supply and demand data throughout the state.
"DHHS is setting an example for how other agencies can take real, meaningful steps toward improving the health and well-being of their communities," saidÂ Rob Stein, senior vice president, of Salesforce's North American public sector business.
"Since deploying our Naloxone Virtual Dispensary app, we've dispensed 11,861 naloxone kits to community-based organizations, provided an additional 4,942 naloxone kits to first responder agenciesÂ and have had 856 reports of overdose reversals," said Stephanie Woodard, senior adviser on behavioral health atÂ DHHS.