PROJECTS
MY COACH CONNECT
PERSONALIZED CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS
Patients with persistent mental illness often have chronic and relapsing symptoms, with varying clinical course. My Coach Connect is a pilot of a novel, automated telephone tool to help assess patients in between office visits in order to help understand how they are doing and to intervene when needed to improve outcomes. Using this tool, we are developing personalized analytical methods that take into account a person's individual history, illness, and markers. The goal is to combine this and other techniques to develop a more personalized, quantified, and patient-centered approach to mental health care.


overview
Patients call, providers read responses and discuss


about the project
who's involved
- Armen Arevian, MD, PhD (Project Lead)
- Ken Wells, MD, PhD (Health Services Mentor)
- David Miklowitz, PhD (Clinical Research Mentor)
- Dean Buonomano, PhD (Neuroscience Mentor)
funding
2013-2015
NIMH MD/PhD Administrative Supplement (Arevian) as part of the NIMH study - Early intervention for youth at risk for bipolar disorder (Miklowitz, 5R01-MH093676) - active
2012-2013
NIMH MD/PhD Administrative supplement (Arevian) as part of the NIMH Partnered Research Center for Quality Care (Wells, 3P30-MH082760) - completed
project site
This study currently is recruiting from the ROADS Center in Southern California, started by Memorial Counseling Associates (www.mcamh.com). ROADS is a 'behavioral health home' with integrated psychiatric and primary care for patients with persistent mental illness.
disclosures
Dr Armen Arevian has a financial interest in Insight Health Systems, a technology company that designed the informatics software used at the ROADS Center, and has a financial interest at Memorial Counseling Associates.
learn more
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