Better Patient Care
Because Screening Everyone Will Find the 1 in 4
1 in 4 adults suffer from a mental health condition. Very often those conditions affect a patient's physical health. Often times patients either don't know they have a mental health condition, or they are uncomfortable or afraid to share that information with their provider. As an example; studies show that “69% of patients diagnosed with depression presented with only physical symptoms".
There are more mental health conditions than just depression that affect a patient's physical health. Anxiety, somatic symptom disorder, and substance use disorder are examples. To screen for all of these mental health conditions using standard paper instruments would take significant time, and be unnecessary in 3 out of 4 patients.
Connected Mind® was designed to quickly rule out the 6 mental health conditions that most affect physical medicine, and administer assessments to only those that indicate the need. It eliminates the guess work on which condition to screen or assess.
Connected Mind® runs on a tablet in the waiting room, making it realistic to run on every patient at every encounter, ensuring patients don't slip through the cracks. Studies also show that patients are more likely to be honest with a tablet, such as an iPad, when it relates to sensitive information such as mental health.