Measurement-based Care Platform Supports CCBHC Initiatives Designed to Increase Access to, and Quality of, Behavioral Health Services
PORTLAND, Ore., July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Owl Insights Inc., a cloud solution for measurement-based behavioral care (MBC), today announced that Centerstone of America (Centerstone), a national leader in behavioral healthcare and a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), has implemented the use of the Owl platform across facilities in Indiana and Kentucky.
"The Owl platform allows for measurement-based behavioral health treatment and is ideally designed to help us meet diagnostic and treatment challenges the CCBHC grant seeks to evaluate and address," said Bob Siegmann, senior vice president for Healthcare Integration and Collaboration for Centerstone. "With the Owl, we are able to promote improved access to high-quality mental and behavioral healthcare services. The Owl complements our existing workflow, while providing our clinicians with valuable data to support client care, and allows us to standardize screening and intake across our organization."
The Owl's cloud-based platform enables providers to easily screen patients for behavioral health status, and track and monitor treatment progress. The use of evidence-based, patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) enhances Centerstone's clinical confidence with the goal of improving care and outcomes for adult, child and adolescent patient populations. With successful implementations in Indiana and Kentucky, Centerstone now plans to deploy the Owl systemwide throughout its facilities in three additional states: Florida, Illinois and Tennessee.
"The Owl is a key component in our implementation of measurement-based care strategies for the 170,000 individuals we serve annually," said Ashley Newton, chief operating officer for Centerstone's Research Institute. "Our experiences in Indiana and Kentucky have shown a high degree of patient and provider satisfaction with the cloud-based offering. We are looking forward to the positive impact it can make in helping us to deliver care that changes lives across Centerstone's five-state footprint."
The Owl enables Centerstone clinicians to spend more quality time with patients, enhancing the patient experience and providing clinicians with greater clinical confidence. In its early implementation of the Owl, nearly 90 percent of Centerstone patients reported that completing their PROMs before their visit gave them more time to discuss concerns and potential solutions with their doctors.
"Centerstone is at the forefront of deploying evidence-based care, and we are honored to play a key role in enabling it to extend this strategy systemwide," said Eric Meier, president and CEO for Owl Insights.
About Centerstone of America
Centerstone of America is a not-for-profit healthcare organization dedicated to delivering care that changes people's lives. Centerstone provides mental health and substance abuse treatment, education and support to communities in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, and additionally offers individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities life skills development, employment and housing services. Nationally, Centerstone has specialized programs for service members, veterans and their loved ones, and develop employee assistance programs for businesses of all sizes. Centerstone Research Institute improves behavioral healthcare through research and technology. For more information, visit www.centerstone.org.
About Owl Insights
Owl Insights ("the Owl") is a venture-backed measurement-based care cloud solution that has been implemented across leading health systems nationwide. The Owl enables providers to simplify and scale measurement-based care for better clinical and financial outcomes. For more information, visit www.owlinsights.com.