Primary care settings are increasingly utilizing tablets, phones, and mobile technology to screen patients for behavioral health. The challenge, however, is to create a solution that integrates validated screening tools, converts patient responses into chart-ready notes for the clinician, and removes language or literacy barriers to patients.
Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) mapped out what they believed was the ideal flow chart of questions that efficiently assessed patients for substance use and depression. The complexity of applying the algorithm of questions to each patient, however, excluded using paper forms as an option.
OHSU and AltSource created a digital app could efficiently deliver the right questions to the right patient, remove language and literacy barriers, and integrate into various electronic medical record (EMR) platforms and APIs.
Enables doctors to prescribe optimal intervention steps with better patient outcomes.
Web application enables patients to quickly complete screening questionnaires in waiting rooms from any device
Supports text and audio reading with highlights in both English and Spanish, breaking down communication barriers between doctor and patient.
Reduced manual data entry, improved data integrity, and increased bandwidth for improving research and patient care.
Once submitted, data instantly propagates to their EMR and is summarized to help researchers and care givers identify effective intervention techniques.