Mental Health Screening
I screen my patients
Taking a proactive approach can mean opening pandora’s box. Knowing that a patient is dealing with a Mental Health condition means that we now have to take the time to figure out what is going on with our patient, and we increase our risk because we are responsible to make sure that our patient is being treated appropriately. Paper screening identifies that there is an issue, but after we have the results we still have to ask as many as 11-30 more verbal questions to get a complete picture so we can make a plan.
Having the right tools to accurately diagnose elusive conditions such as somatic symptom disorder will dramatically reduce the number of after hours calls your clinic receives.
A reduction in outcomes for those suffering from depression, or anxiety, and an overall increase in healthcare costs causing more regulations.
69% of patients diagnosed with depression presented with only a physical symptom; that is only depression.
The fact is that Mental Health is here to stay and it affects our practices, our workflow, our time, and our outcomes.
Finally there is a solution. Connected Mind saves time by eliminating the unplanned “uncorking the bottle” in the room, reduces risk by giving a complete picture of a patient’s Mental health before entering the exam room with no additional questions needed. Because Connected Mind uses FAST Check™ technology most patients are done in under a minute. For those that do need additional screening the screening for up to 6 conditions is automatically chosen and administered. Everything is done automatically while a patient waits.