NTT DATA Raises Awareness for Drug Overdose Epidemic Through Partnerships With DisposeRx and CHIME
PLANO, TX – February 5, 2019 – NTT DATA Services, a recognized leader in global technology services, today announced that it will join forces with DisposeRx to bring awareness to the opioid epidemic. In addition, NTT DATA Services is supporting the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Opioid Task Force to help combat the opioid epidemic. The companies will exhibit at the 2019 Health Information Management System Society (HIMSS19) Global Conference and Exhibition, which runs from February 11-15, 2019.
NTT DATA Services has a long history of giving back at the HIMSS conference, including its build-a-bike program for a local elementary school with the Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition. This year, NTT DATA Services, DisposeRx and CHIME are united in efforts to help combat the opioid crisis sweeping the nation through education, funds and technology.
“The opioid epidemic is impacting everyone in some way,” said Alan Hughes, president, Healthcare and Life Sciences, NTT DATA Services. “The odds of death from an opioid overdose recently surpassed car accidents, rising to 1 in 96. NTT DATA Services is honored to work with DisposeRx to bring awareness, explore solutions and donate up to $15,000 to the CHIME Opioid Task Force at this year’s HIMSS conference.”
DisposeRx, has a drug disposal solution that is safe and environmentally friendly, and will be handing out free sample packets at the NTT DATA Services HIMSS conference booth #3301. This solution allows individuals to throw away unused prescriptions without contaminating the ecosystem or risking that they end up in the wrong hands.
Additionally, NTT DATA Services is engaging in a social media awareness and give back activity in its booth. NTT DATA Services has pledged to donate $5 to the CHIME Opioid Task Force for each photo on social media with the hashtag #NTTDWhyICare, up to $15,000. Using Luster hashtag printers, the booth will display a mosaic wall made up of Instagram and Twitter pictures that include #NTTDWhyICare in the post. The large mosaic will be built in real-time at HIMSS19 and will be revealed and presented to the CHIME Opioid Task Force on Wednesday, February 13 at 5 p.m. EST in NTT DATA’s booth #3301.
“We know that 70 percent of opioid addictions start at the medicine cabinet and we are thrilled to partner with NTT DATA Services, the leading services firm in the healthcare industry, at the 2019 HIMSS conference,” said Dr. John Holaday, Chief Executive Officer of DisposeRx, Inc. “We are committed to eradicating the misuse of unused medication and supporting CHIME as they bring awareness, education, policy advocacy and data for medical research that has the power to touch hundreds of millions of patients.”
HIMSS brings together more than 45,000 health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives and market suppliers from around the world. For those attending the 2019 HIMSS Conference, stop by NTT DATA Services booth #3301 to learn more about these partnerships, as well as the company’s technology solutions and offerings.
About DisposeRX, Inc.
DisposeRx, Inc. is a drug disposal company that provides a solution to eradicate the misuse of unused medications. With offices in North Carolina, the Company is spearheading programs to educate consumers and communities about at-home, site-of-use medication disposal solutions, preventing drug addictions and poisonings, overdoses and deaths. DisposeRx both chemically and physically sequesters medications in a viscous gel, which eliminates the opportunity for misuse and unintentional human and environmental exposure. DisposeRx’s simple-to-use disposal solution enables ultimate users to secure a healthier home by facilitating the easy disposal of unwanted neutralized medications.
About NTT DATA Services
NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, application, infrastructure and business process services.
NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune Global 100.