ArticlesImproving Psychiatric Care Through Integrated Digital TechnologiesFOWLER, J. CHRISTOPHER PhD; MADAN, ALOK PhD, MPH; BRUCE, COURTENAY R. JD, MA; FRUEH, B. CHRISTOPHER PhD; KASH, BITA PhD, MBA; JONES, STEPHEN L. MD, MSHI; SASANGOHAR, FARZAN PhD Author Information FOWLER, MADAN: Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine, University of Texas McGovern School of Medicine, and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX BRUCE, JONES: Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine, Houston, TX FRUEH: University of Texas McGovern School of Medicine, Houston, TX and University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI KASH, SASANGOHAR: Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine, Houston, TX, and Texas A&M University, College Station, TX Supported by Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Innovation Grant: SPG 2019-20140001 to J.C.F. The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Please send correspondence to: J. Christopher Fowler, PhD, 6550 Fannin Street, Suite 2509, Houston, TX 77030 (e-mail: [email protected]). Journal of Psychiatric Practice: March 2021 - Volume 27 - Issue 2 - p 92-100 doi: 10.1097/PRA.0000000000000535 Buy Metrics Abstract This manuscript provides an overview of our efforts to implement an integrated electronic monitoring and feedback platform to increase patient engagement, improve care delivery and outcome of treatment, and alert care teams to deterioration in functioning. Patients First utilizes CareSense, a digital care navigation and data collection system, to integrate traditional patient-reported outcomes monitoring with novel biological monitoring between visits to provide patients and caregivers with real-time feedback on changes in symptoms such as stress, anxiety, and depression. The next stage of project development incorporates digital therapeutics (computerized therapeutic interventions) for patients, and video resources for primary care physicians and nurse practitioners who serve as the de facto front line for psychiatric care. Integration of the patient-reported outcomes monitoring with continuous biological monitoring, and digital supports is a novel application of existing technologies. Video resources pushed to care providers whose patients trigger a symptom severity alert is, to our knowledge, an industry first. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.