BH-Works platform will be used for both clinical practice and translational research

mdlogix is pleased to announce a partnership with Drexel University’s Center for Family Intervention Science (CFIS) and Newport Academy, an organization comprised of several inpatient, outpatient, and day school programs for adolescents struggling with mental health issues, eating disorders, and substance use problems.

Through this partnership, Newport Academy will leverage the BH-Works platform to screen clients (upon admission and throughout treatment) for psychiatric symptoms and risk behaviors including safety, substance use, eating behaviors, anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, psychosis, trauma, abuse, and social determinants of health. Other measures will be added to the platform to track symptoms and treatment progress (personal goals attainment, alliance with the therapist), providing clinicians and researchers with real-time outcomes at the individual and population levels.

Additionally, clients will be enrolled in Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT), a treatment model developed by the Center for Family Intervention Science. ABFT therapy processes and outcomes will be monitored and measured in BH-Works.  Drexel’s CFIS team will remain in contact with families to collect data on patient recidivism, relapse, and continuation in outpatient treatment. The team will use the platform’s analytics features to evaluate treatment outcomes and further develop evidence-based tools and practices.

About the BH-Works platform:  Developed by Baltimore-based firm mdlogix, BH-Works is a web-based software platform that includes tools for patient screening,  care management, and outcomes reporting. For more than a decade, BH-Works has been leveraged to address behavioral health issues in a range of settings – from hospitals, primary care facilities, and local health departments to schools, community organizations, and workplaces.

About Attachment Based Family Therapy:  Developed by the team at Drexel University’s Center for Family Intervention Science, Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) is a therapy model designed to target family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and depression. ABFT helps a parent and child repair ruptures in their relationship and work to develop or rebuild an emotionally secure relationship. The approach, which is grounded in attachment theory, has been empirically supported as an effective treatment for adolescents experiencing suicidal ideation and/or depression.

About Newport Academy:  Newport Academy treats adolescents ages 12-20 who are struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, dual diagnosis, and substance use. Newport Academy’s treatment centers are located throughout California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. These centers provide holistic, evidence-based treatment and support to adolescents and their families.