BOSTON, March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Q2i, a provider of technology that improves patient care by enabling better connection and information exchange between patients and their healthcare teams, today announced that their CASA (Continuing Alumni Support Application) system is proving effective at supporting people in recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) who are seeking help at Gardner, MA-based Alyssa's Place: Peer Recovery Center.
Alyssa's Place's model of peer recovery fills the large gap that exists between active substance use and clinical treatment. Often, SUD patients in this gap feel overwhelmed and isolated, whether because their connection with their recovery team has weakened, or because they have lost access to a peer group of sober friends. This unmooring from their support system can make the patient more vulnerable to relapse.
The CASA healthcare team portal and patient mobile app mitigates this problem in four ways: 1) CASA makes it easy for recovery teams to stay in contact with people in recovery; 2) CASA lets recovery teams receive valuable post-treatment feedback; 3) CASA allows people in recovery to easily connect with and gain support from a network of sober peers; and 4) CASA enables recovery teams to manage and distribute motivational or educational material directly to the patient's mobile app.
"The CASA application will allow our Recovery Coaches and Recoverees to communicate in real time. They will be able to share resources, remind recoverees of scheduled appointments, locate self-help meetings, and connect individuals with others pursuing a sober lifestyle," said Michelle L. Dunn, founder of the AED Foundation and co-director of Alyssa's Place Peer Recovery Center "We are excited to be part of such an innovative way of supporting people with substance use disorders."
The A.E.D. Foundation operates Alyssa's Place: Peer Recovery and Resource Center to provide assistance to people seeking help for substance use, people in recovery, and people affected by the substance use of a friend or loved one.
Q2i collaborates with multidisciplinary healthcare teams, providers and payers to understand and then realize unmet technology needs. We facilitate improvements in patient care by supporting patients with their treatment plans through better connection and information exchange with their healthcare teams.