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CarePaths Online Therapy

March 26, 2018 by Geoff Gray

In a few weeks Carepaths will roll out an online therapy app that allows clinicians to interact with clients via secure text messaging and teletherapy.

Messaging therapy has grown rapidly in the last few years and has enabled clinicians to provide treatment to remote clients and to those who prefer the convenience of this modality.

You can use this app in two ways. First, as a CarePaths EHR user you can use these features with your existing clients. Second, you can receive referrals of clients we recruit through the CarePaths Online Therapy service.

The Online Therapy service will work this way: CarePaths markets the service and matches clients with therapists. Therapy is conducted on the site via secure messaging and teletherapy. Clients are able to message their therapists 24/7. Clinicians respond to clients on a set schedule, either daily or three times a week.

Clinicians participate in the service as independent providers and not as employees of CarePaths.

The service will be exclusively fee for service. Clients will pay for the service via Credit Card on a monthly subscription basis. CarePaths will collect payment and will reimburse clinicians. Clinicians will be reimbursed about 80% of fees collected (most other online services, e.g. Talkspace.com and Betterhelp.com pay clinicians only 50% of fees collected). CarePaths will use it’s portion of the fees collected to defray marketing and administration costs.

Clinicians will boost their income by filling unused hours, while eliminating the need for claims, billing, and paperwork. CarePaths EHR users will receive preference to join the network. We want to insure that participants have sufficient business to make participation professionally and financially rewarding.

If you are a licensed clinician and interested in the program please email us at:
info@carepaths.com. Please indicate if you are interested in being a beta tester.

A New Approach to Feedback Informed Treatment

February 1, 2018 by Geoff Gray

CarePaths has been working with the psychotherapy researchers, Bruce Wampold, PHD (professor at U of Wisconsin and author of The Great Psychotherapy Debate) and Simon Goldberg, PHD (VA Puget Sound) on a new progress monitoring/feedback approach.

The approach will use two widely used measures, PHQ 9 and GAD 7. Clinicians and clients will receive feedback in the form of a graph of their progress. The graph will also include curves that display the average rate of improvement of patients who are successful in treatment and those who are not.

Here is what the progress monitoring graph looks like:

Surveys indicate clinicians find a simple graphical display of a client’s progress more useful than statistical interpretations or prescriptive messages.

We feel that this new feedback approach respects the clinician’s clinical judgment and their ability to fit the feedback information into the context for a particular client.

The database used for the development of this approach comes from one of the largest clinical data bases in the world, the National Health Service of Great Britain.

From Our Community

"I have been in practice full or part time as a Psychologist for over 28 years. The CarePaths system is the most efficient system of record keeping, patient and practice management, authorization tracking, claims management, and billing that I have ever used. With the addition of features recently added to the system, my office will be nearly paperless. As I anticipate retiring in several years, the problem of record repository will not be a significant issue. The customer service at CarePaths is exceptional. Any processing difficulty is usually solved within a day. This system is head and shoulders an improvement over the two forms of proprietary practice management systems I used in the past."

~Patrick Quigley, PhD, LSAC

“I have used many systems and yours is a hidden gem! I really love the functionality, features, and layout!”

~Melissa D. Michel, MSCP, NCC, LPC

“The referral portal is a huge benefit. The Cleveland Clinic uses it to schedule next day appointments for us from the emergency department. It's worked wonderfully.”

~Cara Daily , Ph.D.

"I am a very satisfied user… and I would like to express my strong satisfaction with your product."

~Loren Andrews, LCSW