Phoenix, Ariz. (February 19, 2015) – ClearDATA announced today it has been selected to provide healthcare IT cloud computing services for AbleStar Health’s new MyHealthTone Behavioral Health portal for online behavioral health screening. ClearDATA was selected based on its demonstrated commitment to PHI security and HIPAA compliance.
“We are excited to have ClearDATA as our cloud computing partner for MyHealthTone,” said Dane Hallberg, CEO of AbleStar Health. “We reviewed several cloud providers and none of them had the ability nor flexibility to tailor their services to our needs. With ClearDATA, I can sleep at night knowing they are using best-of-breed technology and industry experts to protect and ensure data availability, uptime and security.”
Because of the stigma attached to behavioral health issues, many who need it do not seek help. Hallberg commented: “That stigma underscores the importance of securing the data generated by screening tools such as MyHealthTone. If the data were to be stolen or accidentally exposed the consequences could be disastrous. With ClearDATA as our hosting partner, we are confident that PHI will remain completely private and secure.”
Together, AbleStar Health and ClearDATA hope the new portal will help reduce hospital readmissions by proactively screening and monitoring depression. According to a 2012 report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), 30-day hospital readmissions increase with the number of chronic conditions, and depression ranks in the top eight at 14 percent. For disabled beneficiaries less than 65 years of age, depression is 2.3 times more likely.
MyHealthTone enables simple and efficient online screening for symptoms of depression. Patients answer nine survey questions based on PHQ9 (Patient Health Questionnaire) that are then aggregated to develop a behavioral profile. This profile helps clinicians diagnose, monitor and measure the severity of depression.
“Online provider/patient portals make it convenient for providers to screen for behavioral health, but because of its sensitive nature data must be well-protected,” said Darin Brannan, CEO of ClearDATA. “We are pleased that AbleStar Health has placed their confidence in ClearDATA for such an important initiative.”
About AbleStar Health
AbleStar Health’s focus is to empower healthcare providers to arrive quickly and efficiently at data-driven decisions to improve outcomes and performance. AbleStar Health develops electronic solutions to better address the nation’s increasing healthcare demands and issues.
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