Few things are more universally relevant to healthcare costs, quality and outcomes than behavioral health. Alarmingly, research tells us that 1 in 2 Americans will suffer from a behavioral health condition in their lifetime. Often times, these conditions lead to a degradation of care efficiency, results and most importantly, patient quality of life.
The products we build focus on solving behavioral health in the primary care setting, throughout the entire care continuum. While primary care providers are, we believe, the optimal origin for transformation, the potential impact of proactively addressing behavioral health is actually quite far reaching.
Let’s take a look at what better addressing behavioral health means for those who pay for care, provide care and receive care:
The Big 3 For Payers:
- Make healthcare more efficient
- More effectively predict costs
- Reduce costs
For the payer, proactively addressing behavioral health conditions in the primary care setting means dramatically reducing the cost of care. Ultimately, synergizing behavioral, medical and claims data has the power to unleash a predictive model with greater accuracy.
The Big 3 For Providers:
- Offer more effective care to make patients better
- Avoid misdiagnoses, and unnecessary/costly treatments
- Be rewarded based on performance
For the provider, proactively addressing behavioral health conditions in the primary care setting means identifying, managing and addressing conditions before they destroy medical outcomes and patient quality of life. Ultimately, behavioral, medical and claims data can be leveraged at a population level to maximize revenue, reimbursements and care quality.
The Big 3 For Patients:
- Access more personalized care options
- Become more involved and informed in healthcare decisions
- Get better, faster
For the patient, proactively addressing behavioral health conditions in the primary care setting means dramatically enhancing the precision of care and therefore, quality of life. Ultimately, giving the patient a voice when it comes to behavioral health enables transformation for the entire healthcare ecosystem—with the patient at the center.
Of course, the benefits of addressing behavioral are additive between these three stakeholders. For example, the efficiency of care is also in the best interest of providers, who can reduce unreimbursed episodes. The effectiveness of care is of course in the best interest of patients, who desire better outcomes and enhanced quality of life.
Thus, behavioral health is not only the great transformer, but also the great unifier, with the ability to bring payers, providers and patients together in a powerful win-win-win.
At Tridiuum, we’re making this win-win-win a reality with Tridiuum1, the first technology to bring total parity to behavioral and medical health, transforming the lives of payers, providers and their patients.
Do you believe behavioral and medical health should have total parity, and primary care is the place to start? Contact us today.