Scalable Behavorial Health
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Considered a crisis before COVID-19, the system to support behavioral health needs in the US has been stretched beyond its breaking point and many patients aren’t able to get care. As more people fall into the “underserved” category than fall in the served category, it opens up an opportunity for new approaches, such as a willingness to look at digital solutions to provide scale. Simply put everyone deserves access to high-quality affordable mental healthcare–and digital is the key to scalability.
It’s Behavioral Health’s Time, Finally.
In this research-based report you’ll learn:
- How digital can expand resources to address the ‘supply and demand’ challenge facing specialized behavioral health services.
- How digital can create an integrated, cyclical model that screens and evaluates patients, improves navigation, and drives ongoing support to optimize care, and how Providence has successfully implemented this program.
- An overview of the digital solutions most suitable to plug into an integrated offering, and where the largest opportunities are for innovators to build new, sustainable solutions that address the needs of patients, payers, and providers.
Featured Scalable Behavioral Health Projects
The Providence Digital Innovation Group partnered with the Providence Mental Health and Substance Use clinical team to research over 40 CCBT solutions, complete 9 vendor evaluations, pilot two solutions and select a CCBT tool of choice for the system based upon effectiveness, patient engagement, physician experience, cost and scalability.
To help care givers get to the right resource at the right time, Dr. Arpan Wagray, CMO for Providence Behavioral Medicine, and his team partnered with the Providence Digital Innovation Group’s Digital Experience Team (DeX) to build a tool that helps caregivers navigate to the broad behavioral health resources available to them.
Recommended Behavioral Health Resources
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Roughly 1 in 5 people will have a behavioral health need in a given year, and COVID-19 has only caused those numbers to increase. In early 2021, the number of US adults reporting symptoms of anxiety and/or depressive disorder was four times higher than before the pandemic. Yet, the “underserved” population of people keeps growing […]
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