PHOENIX, Sept. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A Phoenix-based technology expert and a behavioral health advocate have launched a digital health management platform designed to promote positive and sustainable outcomes for patients while increasing revenues for providers.
The iTether Technologies, Inc. (iTether) platform provides users with a care navigation system including access to telehealth and social determinants of health that allows patients to remain connected (tethered) to their clinicians outside the clinic walls, 24/7. Since launching pilot programs in Phoenix and St. Louis in 2017, the technology has shown reductions in no-show rates, enabled remote patient monitoring, improved patient medical compliance, saved staff time and increased patient and clinical satisfaction.
"We are transforming the behavioral health care industry by helping providers shift from a paper-based system in which patients receive handouts related to their care, to a more engaging mobile environment where patients are empowered to lead and make decisions about their healthcare," said Brad Wilde, iTether's co-founder and chief strategist.
Key iTether features include individualized treatment planning and goal monitoring, HIPAA complaint patient-provider communication, integrated telehealth, data analytics, health assessments and targeted SDOH resources. The iTether solution is aimed at health plans, behavioral health providers, integrated care providers and justice agencies.
In 2018, iTether partnered with Washington University's School of Medicine, St. Louis to educate study participants with Opioid Use Disorder about Medically Assisted Treatment. The study, published in the Journal of Public Health, found:
- 88% of participants would leverage the technology to make recovery decisions
- 30% of participants indicated increased interest in treatment
- 92% of participants agree the platform's useful tips engage individuals and improve life experience
"We found that, after participants engaged with the iTether Platform, their interest for recovery and attitudes about recovery improved," said Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, Ph.D., with the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis.
About iTether Technologies
iTether Technologies, Inc. is the leading digital health solution that helps patients today and in the future. At its heart, are a convergence of digital media, health technology and mobile devices that drive care coordination designed to connect patients to their multi-disciplinary care team 24/7. By connecting culturally competent resources and engaging patients in personalized care coordination, we are raising standards in integrated health services, thereby, enhancing accountability and facilitating value-based care at lower cost. To learn more, please visit http://itethertech.com
Michelle McGinty, DRA Collective
SOURCE iTether Technologies Inc.