Behavioral health conditions affect 1 in 5 Americans, and 70% of them also have a physical health condition, but less than half of those with a behavioral health condition is treated for that condition.
In terms of racial disparities, whites are more likely to receive treatment for behavioral disorders versus people of color and other minorities1.
Typically, behavioral health issues tend to be under-reported for older adults, despite the fact that men aged 65 and older are at the highest risk of suicide, and all adults aged 85 and older are in the second highest risk category2. In addition, 70% of older adults who committed suicide saw their primary care doctor within the last month3, while only 20% saw a mental health professional4.
Value-based care organizations are always looking into more ways to properly identify behavioral health conditions in their patient populations to improve outcomes, such as reducing hospital readmission rates, improving medication adherence, and visiting their doctors on a regular basis.
The Biomedix Xchange population health management solution includes the ability to report on behavioral health issues in patient populations and track the progression of these conditions over time. PADnet Xpress is a mobile application that is available in a number of configurations, designed to identify chronic conditions like Peripheral Vascular Disease, but also has a feature that enables behavioral health data to be collected in a clinic or home environment, and be securely synced to Biomedix Xchange.