TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 18, 2017Â â Keith Salzman, Â chief medical information officer at IBMâs (NYSE: IBM) global business servicesÂ division, has said government agencies have collaborated with the private sector to launch programs in an effort toÂ treat alcohol and substance abuse disorders among veterans, ExecutiveBiz reported Jan. 11.
Salzman citedÂ in a blog post published Jan. 10Â aÂ report byÂ the U.S. Surgeon General that showed howÂ federal, state and local governments can work with commercial firms and non-profit organizationsÂ to helpÂ address addiction and the challenges of long-term treatments.
He noted programs at the Defense Department, Department of Veterans Affairs and Centers for Disease Control and PreventionÂ as examples ofÂ public-private efforts.
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