First Electronic Reporting, Monitoring and Tracking Tool for Behavioral Health Patients
Zoeticx, Inc., the developer of preventive healthcare resource planning software, recently announced its launch of the ProVizion Behavioral Health Services (BHS) app that monitors and tracks a patient’s behavioral health. The app can also be used by hospitals looking at Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) recognition which documents and enforces CARF requirements to the point of care.
The preventative app monitors the healthcare needs of those suffering from addiction, dementia and other behavioral health diseases with reports derived from specific criteria devised by their providers to develop the most effective diagnosis and treatment strategy. These reports also enable healthcare institutions to optimize efficiencies and facilitate patient care planning.
Through the apps’ inherent business intelligence capability, practitioners can identify and manage patients using unlimited descriptions such as symptoms, ethnicity, substances, and any other points of data to create care categories. Reports focus on Care Report Planning, Evidence Based Reporting, Resource Utilization, Healthcare Benefits, Patient Care Progress, Trials and Errors and similar variables that can quickly be compiled and successful treatment plans built based on accurate, identifiable data.
Physicians can customize reports to identify at-risk patients, diagnose their care and treatment success with real-time monitoring through popular electronic devices. This will eliminate relying on cumbersome PDFs that require building, storing and updating paper documentation along with paper exchanges between providers.
The ProVizion BHS app’s patient reporting capability also enables hospitals and clinics to identify patient symptom commonalities and leverage those findings, facilitating patient treatment and avoiding resource-consuming individual patient research. These types of reports can even be used for grant applications.
“Today we raise the bar on behavioral healthcare and the quest for better patient outcomes,” said Zoeticx CEO Thanh Tran. “For the first time providers and patients can unite under a technology that bridges the gap between physical and behavioral health services. We look forward to providing a new level of treatment for addiction across the globe.”
CARF Accreditation Brings Benefits to Care Facilities
Zoeticx CARF accreditation preparation enables hospitals to meet specific requirements in the planning, prioritization, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of the services offered. Internationally recognized, accreditation from CARF is generally approved within six months. While state’s reimburse hospital’s a fixed amount per patient over the course of their treatment, those with CARF accreditation can expect a substantially higher treatment payment from private insurers such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
“CARF is the gold standard for behavioral health services, but their rules are stringent. By being able to meet their numerous requirements with software tools such as those offered by Zoeticx, care facilities can avoid the uncertainty of knowing if their application will be approved,” says Teresa Meehan, Ph. D., CEO, Integrated Behavioral Health Academy. “Insurers know that CARF accreditation ensures their reimbursement is being monitored and patients are being treated with maximum efficiency.”
CARF International, a group of companies that includes CARF Canada and CARF Europe, is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.
First Deployment at Gallup, NM Hospital
ProVizion BHS is deployed at the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS) in Gallup, New Mexico, an integrated rural non-profit hospital offering behavioral health options ranging from 90-day residential treatment to a step-down intensive outpatient program and an outpatient mental health clinic. The hospital provides wrap-around behavioral and physical health services for a large community suffering from trauma-induced alcoholism, drug addiction and other mental health issues.
“Our residents will benefit greatly from these healthcare applications,” said David Conejo, CEO, RMCHCS. “We welcome the opportunity to be the first hospital in the U.S. with the capability to identify the root causes of addiction in the hundreds of patients we treat. We look forward to expediting treatment, providing so many patients with a second-chance.”
Conejo views the Zoeticx innovation from a clinical operations standpoint and the benefit of creating assessment-based reports that will help expedite treatment. He has 280 behavioral health patients currently under treatment who will benefit from the app and sees potential six figure cost savings.
ProVizion BHS Joins ProVizion Suite
The ProVizion BHS app joins the ProVizion suite of Care Resource Planning applications that enable care providers to effectively deliver preventive care services. Zoeticx offers a broad range of preventive care services – Annual Wellness Visit, Chronic Care Management, Transitional Care Management and Remote Patient Monitoring.
Zoeticx software solutions for the healthcare industry are dedicated to improving patient outcomes, enhancing the quality of care, containing costs, and simplifying administration. Zoeticx helps solve those challenges, allowing care providers to focus on what is most important, the patient.