Fivebase was selected by the Gateway Foundation in April to develop an interface that automatically invites patients and Alumni to the CaredFor App. The interface also allows the results of up to 4 Brief Addiction Monitor, also known as BAM, assessments taken in the app to be stored in MyAvatar.
CaredFor is a digital patient engagement platform and app that helps treatment centers build long-lasting relationships with clients and alumni online. Having access to a support community is important for people seeking long-term recovery. During the current COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on in-person gatherings, this online support tool has become essential for many people in recovery seeking connection, support and information.
Gateway Foundation, a Fivebase client and treatment program with locations in Illinois, California and Delaware, was seeking a way to automatically invite patients and alumni into the app and collect outcomes data on patients post-discharge at very specific intervals. It was important to automate this process and store the information within their myAvatar EHR. Fivebase was able to use CaredFor's API to begin the integration process which was launched last month. Gateway Foundation was able to embark on this important and innovative work as the result of generous grant from SAMHSA and administered by the IL Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery.
"We are excited to partner with Gateway Foundation and Caredfor where we can implement our interface technology and services to provide a seamless connection between electronic health record and aftercare services," said Mike Petrie, CEO of Fivebase. "Gateway's use of the CaredFor app in the delivery of these services is a cutting-edge initiative in the fight against relapse, and we are excited to be the technology partner to help enable the connection of these services. We continue to work together with clients, like Gateway Foundation, to find new and innovative ways to provide technology and services which improve the lives of the communities we serve."
"While it's still too early to have definitive outcome data, we are expecting to see several positive results from this integration", said Parker Polidor, CEO and Co-Founder of CaredFor. Automation of invites will likely result in a greater conversion of alumni and patients to app users. Also, integration of the app into the patient experience should result in patient retention and higher app engagement. Additionally, it follows that the automation of assessments will produce higher completion rates.
Fivebase is honored to have this opportunity to support the Gateway Foundation's critical mission of combating the relapse of its patients -- especially during these trying times. To learn more about how Fivebase can help your optimize your organization with custom API's, please contact Mike Petrie at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 973-615-4007.
This article was adapted from CaredFor's original press release on September 2nd, 2020.