Coordinated technology-delivered treatment to prevent rehospitalization in schizophrenia: A novel model of care

Mary F. Brunette, Armando J. Rotondi, Dror Ben-Zeev, Jennifer D. Gottlieb, Kim T. Mueser, Delbert G. Robinson, Eric D. Achtyes, Susan Gingerich, Patricia Marcy, Nina R. Schooler, Piper Meyer-Kalos, John M. Kane

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Abstract

Despite advances in schizophrenia treatment, symptom relapses and rehospitalizations impede recovery for many people and are a principal driver of the high cost of care. Technologydelivered or technology-enhanced treatment may be a costeffective way to provide flexible, personalized evidence-based treatments directly to people in their homes and communities. However, evidence for the safety, acceptability, and efficacy of such interventions is only now being established. The authors of this Open Forum describe a novel, technology-based approach to prevent relapse after a hospitalization for psychosis, the Health Technology Program (HTP), which they developed. HTP provides in-person relapse prevention planning that directs use of tailored, technology-based treatment based on cognitive-behavioral therapy for psychosis, family psychoeducation for schizophrenia, and prescriber decision support through a Web-based program that solicits information from clients at every visit. Technology-based treatments are delivered through smartphones and computers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)444-447
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatric Services
Volume67
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

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