One in four Americans experiences a mental illness or substance abuse disorder each year, and the majority also has a comorbid physical health condition. In 2009, more than 2 million discharges from community hospitals were for a primary diagnosis of mental illness or substance abuse disorder.
The range of effective treatment options for behavioral health disorders�which encompass both mental illness and substance abuse disorders�is expanding. Research indicates that better integration of behavioral health care services into the broader health care continuum can have a positive impact on quality, costs and outcomes.
Social Services Technology Solutions is working within the Continuum of Care model to better serve those in need of behavorial counseling and services.