Enterprise cloud platform chosen to provide personalized digital guides for patients during moments that matter
WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (May 9, 2018) — JourneyLabs™ announced its partnership today with Brown University’s Alpert Medical School to combat mental health disorders in veterans, teenagers, and young adults. Researchers at four hospitals have partnered with JourneyLabs™ to conduct research focusing on suicide prevention and cyberbullying intervention. Bradley Hospital, Butler Hospital, Providence VA Medical Center and Hasbro Children’s Hospital will be using JourneyLabs™’s HealthJourney platform to track and study patients’ symptoms and treatment throughout their enrollment in the program.
The Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital, known as Bradley Hospital, established itself as the national center for training and research in child and adolescent psychiatry. The research studies on suicide prevention in adolescents conducted independently by Bradley Hospital team members, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Tony Spirito, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Jen Wolff, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Shirley Yen, are similar to the adult-based suicidal treatment research by Heather Schatten, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research) and Michael Armey, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research) at Butler Hospital. Both hospital systems utilized the JourneyLabs™ Platform to deliver treatment intervention with multiple touch point engagements throughout the days included in their respective studies.
On the pediatric side, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, uses the JourneyLabs™ Platform at Hasbro Children’s Hospital to deliver evidence-based intervention for teens who have been identified as victims of cyberbullying. The intervention is grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing theory to combat and study cyberbullying.
Most notably, at the Providence VA Medical Center, Researcher Jen Primack, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior tailors intervention and immediate outreach to Veterans, who suffer from PTSD. All hospitals are using the JourneyLabs™ Platform to provide a variety of brief, tailored interventions in “real-time” when individuals are experiencing worsening of their mood or crisis moments. This approach is extremely valuable as It can scale and reach large numbers of individuals.
Faculty and partner hospitals found that the key for patient engagement functionality involved a platform with the ability to deliver high-touch treatment, pre-defined customized interventions measured with instant access to pre-defined safety plans, coping resources and emergency numbers in a mobile-friendly, highly personalized format. Brown-affiliated researchers and clinicians selected JourneyLabs™ because it offers the only cloud-service that provides mobile-optimized interactions, private and secure communication and the ability for a participant to reach out for help through a “Help Now” feature.
Utilizing mobile technology to create a continuous feedback loop, the program will use HealthJourney to create a perpetual connection between patients and providers. When the participant leaves the care facility, they are purposefully connected through multiple touch points throughout the day to measure sentiment. Detecting mood changes, monitoring risk factors, triggering alerts and the ability to automatically implement a course of action with the participant is all possible with HealthJourney.
“We saw the need in the healthcare market to provide a platform that fosters long term relationships across all aspects of healthcare delivery organizations,” said Jason Fisher, CEO, JourneyLabs™. “Whether it is improving patient care, reducing employee turnover, or optimizing research projects, JourneyLabs™ provides a digital connection that includes all parties, allowing for optimized longitudinal relationships.”