The mHealth app has the potential to improve patient outcomes.
Technology company Blueprint today announced a $1.3 million funding round to expand the reach of its mental health platform that collects and analyzes patient data to empower clinicians to more efficiently deliver measurement-based care.
Measurement-based care is the practice of incorporating data to drive clinical decision-making.
Blueprint’s HIPAA-compliant mobile health app prompts patients to complete standardized assessments between appointments and combines the results with exercise, sleep and movement data captured through smartphone sensors.
The app enables clinicians to automate the data-collection process to improve long-term help for patients suffering from mental health conditions like bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety.
Clinicians and therapists can configure their account to receive email alerts in real-time and can upload a safety plan for each patient, which will be prompted if any high-risk behavior is identified.
“We believe that getting the right data to clinicians at the right time can save lives,” said Danny Freed, CEO and founder of Blueprint.
Blueprint is focused on harnessing technology to help clinicians make smarter treatment decisions for their patients.
The platform has the potential to improve patient outcomes and drive additional reimbursement revenue for clinics. Blueprint bills insurance on behalf of clinicians for each completed assessment to make measurement-based care more widely accessible.
Funding was led by Lightbank and Hyde Park Angels and will be used to grow Blueprint's engineering and sales teams, in addition to expanding its clinician outreach.
“With the benefits that measurement-based care can provide, we see a bright future ahead not only for the patients using the app, but for Blueprint as well,” said Vic Pascucci III, managing partner of Lightbank, and Blueprint investor and board member.
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