3 Ways Electronic Mental & Behavioral Health Screening Increases Patient Engagement

3 Ways Electronic Mental & Behavioral Health Screening Increases Patient Engagement

September 14, 2018


With the healthcare industry changing to a quality-based model, healthcare consumers want more control over the quality of care they are receiving. Clinicians are trying to navigate through this system as easily as possible to provide this new level of care while keeping with daily workflow efficiencies. One way clinicians can provide this extra level of care is through electronic mental & behavioral health screenings. Mental health screening increases patient engagement in many ways, allowing patients to truly feel involved with their health.


1. Patient interaction immediately starts during patient wait time


assessURhealth electronic mental and behavioral health screening is patient-driven and delivered via an iPad®. This allows the patient to immediately be engaged when they are in the waiting room or in the exam room. Although the assessment takes less than 5 minutes to complete, the patient is already thinking about their visit in depth and may have further questions. The practice’s Patient Portal can be put on the tablet for the patient to visit immediately after completing the assessment to look over their profile and encourage its use after hours.


2. Empower patients about their mental health while breaking down barriers of communication


Once the patient completes the assessment, the results are immediately sent to the EHR, where they will populate into the patient’s chart. The results will also be sent to the assessURhealth Client Portal for further review. This secure speed from the validated tool’s scoring system allows the clinician to speak with the patient about the results during their scheduled appointment. 45% of suicide victims had contact with their primary care provider within one month of their suicide. With electronic screening, clinicians can easily address any high severity risks through assessURhealth’s color-coded results, ensuring their patients are getting the help they need.


3. Spread awareness about mental health


By utilizing assessURhealth clinicians are opening the conversation about mental and behavioral health ranging from depression to opioid risk. Patients will feel like the practice is a safe space to talk about their potential risks, resulting in the possibility of saving a life. assessURhealth’s friendly interface invites the dialogue necessary to truly help the patients and potentially gain patient loyalty for caring about both their physical and mental health as one.


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If you are seeking personal or individual help please dial 911 for an emergency or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Please see our resources page for a list of government and non-profit mental & behavioral health organizations.