UK-based hospital implements efficient mHealth solution by Monsenso
Copenhagen, Denmark — 27 January 2015. Monsenso, a Copenhagen-based technology company, announced today that UK-based St Andrew’s Healthcare will implement a new mobile health (mHealth) solution to support the treatment of patients affected by mental illness.
The mHealth solution, designed and developed by Monsenso, will be used to support the person-centred treatment of inpatients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and outpatients diagnosed with depression.
Thomas Lethenborg, CEO at Monsenso ApS, said that St Andrew’s will conduct a six-month service evaluation feasibility study to determine if the solution should be used to help treat other mental health illnesses.
“St Andrew’s Healthcare has a commitment to providing the best inpatient and outpatient mental health services in the UK. With the implementation of the Monsenso mHealth solution, clinicians will have access to patient’s historical aggregated data that will help clinical staff in the treatment of complex mental health illnesses,” Mr Lethenborg added.
St Andrew’s Healthcare Director of Nursing and Quality, Lesley Boswell said the trial would allow them to investigate how real-time mood monitoring could be used to enhance patient care.
“We are continuously looking to improve our understanding of patient experiences and this technology will help us to access previously hidden mood signals. With a bit of configuration, our aim is to use the technology to help support the therapies and treatment we currently provide to our patients, with views to expanding the programme to other care pathways in the future,” said Ms Boswell.
The Monsenso mHealth solution for mental illnesses is based on a double-loop treatment model. On one side, patients use a smartphone to fill in routine self-assessments that reveal their current state of mind and collect sensor data. The smartphone app also works as a self-management tool that allows patients to manage their symptoms and the behaviours that trigger those symptoms.
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Monsenso is an innovative technology company offering an mHealth solution to help optimize the treatment of mental disorders. Our mission is to help healthcare providers, researchers, and individuals overcome the burden of mental illness. Our solution provides a detailed overview of a patient’s mental health through the collection of behavioural data and self-monitoring. Based on continued research and development, our team is committed to developing comprehensive solutions that fit seamlessly into the lives of individuals, increasing the quality and efficacy of their treatment. To learn more visit www.monsenso.com