The Owl Platform will enable Main Line Health to enhance and differentiate their behavioral health service through improved clinical workflows, the delivery of evidence based care, better patient experience and clinical outcomes.
Owl Insights CEO Eric Meier tells us how the platform works and how technology can help address the mental health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
Our nation was facing a behavioral health (BH) crisis even before the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the National Institutes of Health, 51.5 million American adults were living with a diagnosable mental illness in 2019, with fewer than half having received treatment in the previous year. Interestingly, the Commonwealth Fund reports that as of mid-November, 2020, “states with the lowest infection rates per capita are Medicaid expansion states, where there is better access to care and providers.” Non-expansion states were suffering the highest rates per capita. This highlights one of the biggest issues in BH: lack of access.