Norwegian hospital Lovisenberg Diakonale Sykehus will begin a pilot study with the Monsenso’s mobile-enabled mental health solution, the company has announced.
The ten-month study, which will include patients suffering from bipolar disorder, aims to reduce hospital readmissions by using the Monsenso mHealth solution to intervene at an early stage.
“Lovisenberg is committed to finding innovative solutions that help them provide better care to their patients in a more cost-efficient way. With the implementation of the Monsenso mHealth solution, a patient’s historical, aggregated data will be available more easily,” Monsenso CEO Thomas Lethenborg said in a statement. He added that the study will also determine whether the solution could be implemented with other mental illnesses, as well.
Andreas Joner, Head of Clinic at Lovisenberg, said he is looking forward to investigate how a remote patient monitoring solution can be used to improve patient care and patient engagement.
The Monsenso mHealth solution for mental illnesses is based on a triple-loop treatment model that connects patients, carers and clinicians. Using it, patients fill in routine self-assessments on their smartphones, with sensors collecting additional data in the background. Said app also serves as a self-help tool that allows patients to manage their symptoms and the behaviors that trigger those symptoms.
Carers on their end are able to assess the overall well-being of the one they care for, and make notes that are shared with the patient and the clinician.
Finally, clinicians use a web portal that provides historical information on each patient, including routine self-assessments and clinical questionnaires. The portal also provides access to other information, including an overview of their patients’ illness progression, symptoms, medication compliance, and medical record keeping.
The market for tech-enabled mental health solutions keeps growing. Other notable players include Quartet, Regroup Therapy, Lantern, Savonix, Joyable, and Lyra Health, the last of which was co-founded by former Facebook CFO David Ebersman.