Get Real Health is thrilled to announce that the M3 Clinician screening tool is now available as an add-on module within InstantPHR™. M3 Clinician is an evidence-based Web and mobile reimbursable mental health screening app for mood and anxiety disorders that reduces missed cases and misdiagnoses. Particularly useful in PCMH and ACO settings, M3 Clinician is available to all eligible providers, including both new and existing Get Real Health customers. M3 Clinician was selected as the winner of the 2013 Venture+ Forum pitch contest for startups at the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C in December 2013. “They are filling a major gap with an effective tool that saves time for clinicians and dramatically improves prospects for patients suffering from mental illness,” said the panel of experts.
“This new functionality available within InstantPHR is great news not only for providers and patients, but also for the healthcare system more broadly, because managing mental illness reduces the cost of treating other chronic diseases,” said Robin Wiener, Get Real Health president and founding partner.
M3 Clinician is more effective than other mental health screening tools. Its 27-question, 3-minute screen searches for multiple conditions at once. InstantPHR plus M3 Clinician screens offer significant ROI through reimbursements and MU incentives.
Based on research conducted by the University of North Carolina, M3 covers a broader spectrum of disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD), is quick and easy to use for both patients and doctors, and scores well in terms of sensitivity and specificity as compared to the other instruments. However, M3 has much greater functionality, as it is a multi-diagnostic instrument that is user-friendly for both PCPs and their patients. M3 facilitates the dialogue between doctor and patient about their mood and stress in their daily lives.
Several validated self-administered instruments are available in primary care for the assessment of psychiatric illness, including the PHQ-9 for depression, the GAD-7 for anxiety, the CAPS for PTSD, and the MDQ for Bipolar Disorder. While each of these instruments individually has demonstrated validity and feasibility for its respective diagnoses, collectively they fail to address feasibility, confronting patients with several pages of questionnaires and doctors with too much and uncoordinated data within the time constraints of a typical office visit. M3 Clinician was designed to redress these shortcomings.
The introduction of M3 Clinician as an add-on module within InstantPHR offers providers and patients an excellent tool for eliciting symptoms that may indicate a mood or anxiety disorder. Physicians can use M3 screen results and the accompanying risk assessment as a basis for formulating a diagnosis and treatment.
Learn more about how the M3 Clinician screening tool functions within InstantPHR and the ROI it offers, contact Get Real Health at: http://getrealhealth.com//contact/.