Request for Proposal
Status: RFP is Closed

Seeking Collaborators in Telemedicine Treatment of Addiction

Request Number
Due Date
Apr 8
Program Manager


Collaboration to support the deployment of the SOAR™, a risk assessment tool used to identify patients who may abuse or misuse opioids or other controlled substances. The SOAR™ supports SBIRT reporting for Medicare and Medicaid programs with a comprehensive report. Collaboration may include, but is not limited to, the engagement of telemedicine systems for addressing, preventing, and treating opioid addiction.


Activity beginning first half 2019


Collaboration agreements to be negotiated

RFP was closed on
Apr 2019

RFP Title


Seeking Collaborators in Telemedicine Treatment of Addiction
RFP Description

NineSigma, on behalf of InteraSolutions, seeks organizations interested in collaborating to deploy an opioid addiction risk assessment protocol in telemedicine systems that enable remote prevention and treatment of addiction.

NineSigma invites interested candidates to submit a brief, non-confidential statement of interest.


InteraSolutions, one of the winners of the Challenge Phase of the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge, has developed an opioid risk assessment screening app that identifies patients with risk factors for opioid abuse.  The Screen for Opioid Abuse Risk (SOAR™) is a HIPAA/HITECH compliant psychological assessment tool.  After a patient completes a 10-15-minute web-based questionnaire, the system provides immediate assessment of that patient’s risk for addiction, permitting health care providers to recommend appropriate care and treatment that avoids addiction.


Please see InteraSolutions' website ( for more information about their tool.


InteraSolutions is especially interested in being able to integrate the SOAR™ tool in telemedicine systems that enable connections to vulnerable groups such as farmers or manufacturing workers.

Key Success Criteria

Collaboration partners should:

  • Be located in the United States, preferably in Ohio
  • Already be developing a telemedicine system or already have a telemedicine system deployed
  • Have experience with on-line healthcare support systems
Items to be Submitted

Your response should not contain any confidential information.


Your expression of interest should include:

  • A description of your relevant background and experience with telemedicine system development and deployment
  • A description of tele-therapy approaches in your system
  • A high-level description of the goals of your telemedicine approach with a focus on addiction prevention
  • A description of your organization, resources, and capabilities
  • A copy of your CV or resume and other relevant publications


Appropriate Responses to this Request

Responses from companies, hospitals, physicians, or clinicians are welcome. For example:

  • You are a health care professional with compelling interest in using telemedicine to prevent or treat opioid addiction.
  • You represent a company or hospital that has experience with opioid prevention.
Preferred Collaboration Types
Area of Interest