Recently, Dr. John started using the Physicians with Vision Platform which offers one of the most widely used and comprehensive behavioral health screening tools in the world to screen his patients for issues related to behavioral health and substance use. It fits in perfectly with his workflow.
Here's how it works with a patient named Sally who's come to the office with complaints of recurring headaches...
When Sally checks in, she's provided with simple instructions and a tablet for conducting a behavioral health screening. In the office or via telehealth using her own device, Sally can easily and privately complete the secure online screening in about 5 minutes or less.
Once Sally is done, Dr. John's staff receives the results digitally, indicating that she's qualified to take a more in-depth behavioral health interview that helps Dr. John and his team to diagnose her issues with accuracy.
Based on the results, Dr. John will schedule a follow-up appointment and interview if needed to further diagnose Sally’s behavioral health status. Similar to the screening, the in-depth interview is administered with a tablet (or via telehealth or through a link on the patient's own phone or computer), and takes about 15 minutes to complete. Again, the results are available for Dr. John to review digitally within minutes.
Substance Use Disorders to identify problems with alcohol, common drugs, and opioid usage.
Providing integrated care to address physical health and behavioral health issues provides physicians the ability to effectively treat conditions that may be hidden beneath the surface.
Truly integrated care and the ability
to confidently address comorbidities can powerfully improve overall outcomes for individual patients and entire populations.
Lowering overall costs while simultaneously increasing revenue through reimbursements creates a strong and sustainable financial impact for both practitioners and the community.