Behavioral health analytics provider ODH Inc. and IBM Watson Health recently launched Mentrics, a population health management platform designed to help managed care organizations transform behavioral healthcare.
The platform will streamline data and care coordination and generate valuable insights to help optimize care for patients with behavioral health conditions.
Using Watson Health Cloud, the system will gather and aggregate health data from fragmented sources into one easy-to-use platform that can deliver comprehensive and predictive insights for a coordinated, collaborative and holistic approach to care for individuals suffering from behavioral health conditions.
“Mentrics is the result of four years of research and development to tackle the challenges facing managed care organizations responsible for behavioral health benefits,” said Michael Jarjour, president and CEO, ODH, Inc.
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), healthcare costs for people diagnosed with mental illness and common chronic health conditions are 75 percent higher than those without a mental health diagnosis. The fragmented behavioral health care system, however, often leads to a lack of coordination between multiple care providers, different state policies and diverse payment structures.
Mentrics can be deployed in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model on IBM’s Watson Health Cloud for integration with an organization’s existing infrastructure and storage capacity.
The cloud environment also enables integration of clinical, scientific, and exogenous data in structured and unstructured formats, and can offer cognitive insights into risk stratification and personalized care.
“Our goal with Mentrics is to make it easier for managed care organizations to achieve clinical and business goals in population health management while optimizing provider network performance so that patients don’t fall through the cracks,” said Lauren O’Donnell, Vice President of Life Sciences, IBM Watson Health.