6 Tracks to Better Outcomes
(1) INTEGRATE WITH CLINICAL WORKFLOWS
Provider feedback in clinical trials showed ease of use of Companion™ dashboard in caregiver huddles and talks with patients.
(2) INTERVENE EARLIER
In many cases, Companion™ provided early warning data to providers before mental health issues escalated, allowing earlier intervention and better outcomes.
(3) IMPROVE PATIENT ENGAGEMENT
Patients found the mobile app easy to use and greater than 95% of patients completed clinical protocols with Companion™.
(4) ENHANCE PATIENT SELF-AWARENESS
Patients found that feedback from the app helped them track their progress between visits with their mental health providers.
(5) IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH METRICS
The Companion™ system captures objective data rather than relying on subjective self-reports—and all the biases and omissions inherent to them.
(6) LOWER COSTS OF CARE
The Companion™ system has been clinically proven to enhance risk stratification, predict onset of relapse and improve mental health outcomes in clinical populations.*
Patients adding the Companion™ system to their care had statistically significant better outcomes on clinical measures of depression. Results from a randomized control trial at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Manuscript in preparation.
What People Are Saying
“The use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives (mHealth) has the potential to transform the face of health service delivery across the globe.”
“We start to learn people’s patterns,” according to a clinical social worker using Companion™ with her patients. “So, for instance, if this person is always an 98, 99, and now they suddenly became a 20, the question is, what happened?”
“In the existing paradigm, patients usually go to the doctor only after they have become symptomatic…In the coming digital medicine era, there is the potential to shift toward earlier intervention using both continuous temporal monitoring of an individual’s health status for clinically validated markers and prevention tools mediated through digital devices.”
“But when I get that sad face, it’s an important alert,” says one patient, who uses the Companion™ prompts as a reminder to do a three minute breathing exercise or take a walk.
“I knew how Companion™ was supposed to work, but I didn’t believe it actually worked until I saw the way it was interpreting my messages,” says one patient using Companion™. “It was listening to how I expressed my thoughts, not the actual words I was saying. It was like talking to a friend who really cared about how I was doing.”
“In a crisis that has become progressively dire over the past decade, digital solutions – many with artificial intelligence at their core – offer hope for reversing the decline in our mental wellness. ”