CHESS Health, Pace Target Opioid Addiction with Advanced Technology
Leveraging Patient App, Digital CBT and eIntervention to Find New Ways to Improve Quality and Create Connections
CHESS Health, the leading provider of addiction management technology, and PACE, a Delaware-based operator of drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, are working together to offer all aspects of the CHESS platform to the PACE patient population.
PACE has been using the CHESS eRecovery solution since August of this year and quickly measured a 20% increase in treatment adherence among patients active with the Connections app. When surveyed, PACE’s patients gave the CHESS platform a 90% or better approval rating across multiple measures and 97% of all patients recommended PACE keep the Connections app as part of its treatment program.
In addition to eRecovery, PACE recently began offering eTherapy in its intensive outpatient (IOP) program; eTherapy is the CHESS evidence-based digital tool for teaching key recovery skills using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). PACE will also implement the CHESS eIntervention solution to coordinate care with other providers in the community, including MAT providers, as well as to engage prospective patients and their families.
“When I started my counseling work in 1986, if you told me that technology delivered over a phone could really help with addiction, I’d think you were crazy,” says Bruce Johnson, executive director of PACE. “The Connections app is so valuable for removing barriers to asking for help, and gets people plugged into a community faster. The entire CHESS platform is transforming how we treat patients and coordinate with the community.”
“Addiction management technology will help strengthen and extend the scope of the great work that PACE is already doing for its patients,” says Hans Morefield, chief executive officer of CHESS. “We are especially proud of the feedback from their patients – our mission every day is to improve the lives of individuals struggling with the disease of addiction.”
About CHESS Health
CHESS Health is the developer of the leading, evidence-based technology platform for the addiction management life cycle. The platform facilitates digital handoffs for getting more patients into treatment (eIntervention); improves outcomes through digital CBT (eTherapy) and reduces relapse and supports longterm recovery (eRecovery). For providers, the CHESS platform grows patient volume through more successful referrals, improves treatment delivery, and measure better outcomes, including reduced relapse. Health plans and governments also benefit from more individuals in treatment and better outcomes; with the CHESS platform, they also gain analytic insights into provider performance. CHESS Health has received recognition from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), the Journal of Substance Abuse and the Surgeon General.
For more information, visit paceinconline.com.