Docent Healths Consumer Engagement Platform Empowers Scout

Docent Healths Consumer Engagement Platform Empowers Scout

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Thursday, May 20, 2021

Docent Health announces that Sutter Health would use Docents' top medical consumer engagement platform for Scout by Sutter Health, a platform for people dealing with depression. 

FREMONT, CA: Docent Health, a GetWellNetwork company, has announced that Sutter Health would use Docents' top medical consumer engagement platform for Scout by Sutter Health, a new virtual patient navigation platform for people aged 12 to 26 are suffering from anxiety or depression.

As per the White House Proclamation for National Mental Health Awareness Month in 2021, roughly 10 percent of America's youngsters suffer from severe depression. The people struggling with stress and other mental health issues, and their families, frequently require continuous support, guidance, and engagement.

"Mental health matters can have a profound effect on the entire family," said Larry Marx, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist in child/adolescent psychiatry and general psychiatry, as well as Director of Integrated Care for Sutter Healths Mental Health and Addiction Care team. "When we can offer support to youth and their caregivers in tandem through an easily accessible and relatable format, it can be beneficial for all."

Scout by Sutter Health was recently named one of Fast Company's 2021 World-Changing Ideas, is a non-clinical, educational virtual program that involves human and digital elements aimed at enhancing resilience and continuing to support ongoing self-management. By delivering reliable support between care visits, it bridges a crucial gap that often exists between treatment sites, telehealth options, and care facilities. The program also provides family members with the assistance they require to care for loved ones dealing with mental health issues.

"Our collaboration worked well since our organizations understand that healthcare challenges" including mental healthcare challenges" can't be solved with technology alone. Used correctly, technology enhances and scales human empathy, skills, and expertise," said Vandana Pant, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Sutter Health's Design and Innovation team.

"The growing mental health crisis among America's youth is a critical issue in our society and has been exacerbated by the COVID19 pandemic," said Royal Tuthill. "We're honored to work with Sutter Health" ¢ to bring the Scout program to life and help address the needs of youths and their families. This program is a great example of what can happen when compassion and innovation come together to push the boundaries of healthcare design. We're proud to be part of the program every young person deserves the ongoing mental health support they need to thrive."

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