Build new care models for mental health patients through virtual and remote monitoring technologies.
This project will design and test a virtual mental health service care model.
In partnership with public mental health services across South Australia, researchers will look to transform mental health services using technology to remotely and efficiently identify and target interventions to mental health patients who may be falling through care gaps.
A major innovation in this project will be in bringing together digital health technologies with care process and workflow adaptations to enable burden reduction and better experiences for both consumers and clinicians.
Significant focus will be placed on integrating and improving information sharing between multiple service providers. This is important as it will lead to the overall better physical health and wellbeing of mental health patients.
The tools and resources developed in this project will enable mental health services to run remote check-ins on mental health patients, ensuring they receive continuum of care. This will help reduce the amount of mental health patients who end up in emergency departments/hospitals.