SFBHN selects Mentrics to improve mental health and substance use disorders


SFBHN selects Mentrics to improve mental health and substance use disorders


The South Florida Behavioral Health Network (SFBHN) has selected Mentrics to improve the linkage of its mental health, substance use and social support services with jail diversion programs.

Mentrics is a software designed by ODH, a provider of behavioral health technology solutions and services. The digital platform transforms the management and economics of behavioral healthcare by delivering comprehensive and predictive insights, enabling a collaborative approach among key stakeholders, according to ODH.

The platform aggregates available health data, including behavioral and physical health services, criminal justice data and other social determinants of health from currently fragmented sources.

Mentrics users have data and advanced behavioral health analytics available to them in an intuitive interface, including behavioral health and physical health risk scores and notifications of opportunities to improve care.

The SFBHN helps children and adults in Miami-Dade and Monroe Countries who have mental illness and substance use disorders. Research shows that individuals with mental illness are three times more likely to be incarcerated rather than be in a mental health facility.

SFBHN has developed a coordinated system of behavioral healthcare designed to provide access to care and help in the delivery of behavioral health services.

To respond to the needs of the population it serves, SFBHN has been particularly active in supporting jail diversion programs that serve as an alternative to incarceration.

“We want to ensure all individuals living with behavioral disorders in South Florida have access to the treatment they need, and that requires sophisticated and powerful tools to help us identify those most at risk and in need of services. We are confident that Mentrics will help us achieve our goal of coordinating the delivery of high-quality care,” said John Dow, president and CEO of SFBHN.

Michael Jarjour, president and CEO of ODH, said: “We are pleased to expand our long-standing commitment to SFBHN and the undeserved population dealing with mental illness and substance use disorders. ODH fully supports the mission of reducing unnecessary incarceration for individuals with behavioral disorders.”

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