Better Patient Care
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.
How It Works
Connected Mind® runs on a tablet and can be administered to every patient while they are waiting to be seen. It screens for 6 mental health conditions from an 8 question screening. If a condition isn't ruled out, it uses its intelligent logic engine to continue to ask questions until a full assessment has been completed, or it has ruled out each condition.
Connected Mind® takes the guess work out of diagnosing and treating your patients. Its logic engine allows you to accurately identify up to 6 mental health conditions and provide better care for your patients. When the patient is finished, you are given a detailed report so you can make an informed decision regarding referral or treatment.
Somatic Symptom Disorder
Substance Use Disorder