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DIGITAL PERSPECTIVE | BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

It’s Behavioral Health’s Time, Finally

May 2021 | Julie McComish

Given the rapidly changing landscape and the dramatic increase in need for mental health services, this is the moment to rethink how we provide behavioral health care and leverage the best of both human and technology support to enable a system that scales. An integrated and comprehensive offering that partners digital with in-person services, is critical to developing a model that works for patients regardless of acuity or location – offering ‘‘access for all.’. 

This Report Outlines:

  1. How digital can expand resources to address the ‘supply and demand’ challenge facing specialized behavioral health services.
  2. How digital can create an integrated, cyclical model that screens and evaluates patients, improves care navigation, and drives ongoing support to optimize care; and how Providence has successfully  implemented a program.
  3. 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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Julie McComish
Senior Digital Strategy Manager, Providence Digital Innovation Group

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