Press Release

assessURhealth announces relationship with 18th US Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin

Dr. Benjamin’s Alabama-based FQHC Look-Alike will use the app to help place a renewed focus on patient-clinician relationships and effective disorder identification.

 

TAMPA, FL – January 12, 2016 – assessURhealth™, a leading provider of mental and behavioral medical assessment applications, is pleased to announce new client and strategic partner, former Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Regina Benjamin and her Alabama-based Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-Alike, Bayou Clinic. assessURhealth’s proprietary electronic medical assessment app allows clinicians and other entities to capture key psychometric risk data across indicators of depression and anxiety, alcohol and substance abuse, and somatic symptoms, postnatal and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - directly engaging patients in awareness of their well-being through fast, simple self-reporting from inside a medical office.

“As a society, we recognize the correlations that exist between depression, addiction, homelessness, violence and suicide. A product like assessURhealth could revolutionize our ability as clinicians to proactively identify the flags for mental illnesses and more effectively plan and care for our patients,” says Dr. Benjamin. “I’m thrilled to work with a company that believes in the importance of the relationship between patients and clinicians to emphasize and encourage accountable care.”

Delivered on pre-loaded iPads®, the HIPAA-secure, iOS-native application aids in satisfying a number of crucial needs for practitioners, including: increased patient engagement levels, immediate clinical insights, enhanced revenue generation and compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s Preventive Services Mandate, and ultimately – improved patient outcomes. “Like Dr. Benjamin, we want to help mitigate the stigma that surrounds mental illness and narrow the gap between the questions that we ask as a society and the willingness of those suffering to open up about their struggles," added cofounder Mallory Tai Taylor. “assessURhealth is an incredibly powerful solution with the ability to drive significant revenue to practices that are fighting against rising costs and falling reimbursement. Even more importantly, it can truly impact the identification and treatment of mental and behavioral health risks by reinforcing the power of the patient-clinician relationship. We are proud to share Dr. Benjamin’s vision and work together to make an impact through assessURhealth.”

 

 

About Dr. Regina Benjamin

Bayou Clinic was founded by Dr. Regina Benjamin, the 18th and immediate past Surgeon General of the United States. As America’s Doctor, she provided the public with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and the health of the nation. Dr. Benjamin also oversaw the operational command of 6,500 uniformed public health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, and protect the health of the American People. In addition, Dr. Benjamin served as chair of the National Prevention Council – 17 cabinet-level Federal agencies that developed the road map for the Nation’s health – the National Prevention Strategy – Suicide Prevention.