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BHS aims to offer 100% of patients referred to Adult Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) a digital mental health tool (Thrive) that provides therapeutic support to initiate treatment while waiting for an appointment and hopes to improve mental health outcomes and quality by 5% and enroll at least 10% of patients offered the tool into the program by Nov. 1, 2023. Plan/Current State: Henry Ford Behavioral Health receives 700 referrals per week, most coming from primary care services; depression and anxiety are the most common conditions referred. There are 108 providers in the department, but currently about 1,700 patients on the waitlist for an outpatient appointment. The long wait for an appointment puts the patient at-risk for worsening mental health symptoms. An intervention is needed to provide therapeutic support to referred patients while they wait for an appointment to be scheduled.

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Henry Ford Health


Detroit, Michigan


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Project #35: Using a Digital Mental Health Tool to Curb Access Issues to Mental Health Services



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