OnTrak™ Solution Addresses Health Impact of this Pervasive Condition
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/search?q=%24CATS&src=ctag” target=”_blank”gt;$CATSlt;/agt; lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/AI?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#AIlt;/agt;–Catasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: CATS) (“Catasys” or the “Company”), a leading AI
and technology-enabled healthcare company, today announced that it is
expanding the use of its OnTrak solution to help identify and address
An estimated one in three adults over age 45 suffer from chronic
loneliness, according to a 2018 survey by the AARP Foundation. Poor
social relationships have been associated with a 29% increase in risk of
coronary heart disease and a 32% rise in the risk of stroke, along with
increased use of accident and emergency services independent of chronic
Catasys continues to utilize its proprietary analytics to identify
emerging behavioral health care conditions that are impacting a wider
populace while also greatly increasing health plan medical costs. The
epidemic of social isolation and loneliness has risen to a level where
the Company feels an expansion of its solution is both value-additive to
its customers and necessary for its core goal of improving member health.
“Catasys recognizes loneliness as a key social determinant of health and
is focused on identifying and addressing the fundamental drivers, which
differ by individual,” stated Dr. Omar Manejwala, Catasys Chief Medical
Officer. “Effective matching of interventions to member needs is
critical to solving the chronic toxicity of loneliness.”
Catasys Treatment Program for Loneliness
Catasys is confronting this epidemic with a combination of artificial
intelligence and human interaction. Addressing loneliness with validated
solutions is a top priority of Catasys’ health plan partners and the
industry as a whole.
Catasys is developing natural language processing and machine learning
capabilities to identify loneliness among eligible members of its OnTrak
solution, based on the actual interactions of members and their Care
Coaches. Sentiment analysis, leveraging the latest technological
breakthroughs, is being applied to enable the Company to best support
its members suffering from loneliness. When a member suffering from
loneliness enrolls in the OnTrak program, they receive a range of
interventions “fingerprinted” for their unique needs.
Care Coaches, in-market Community Care Coordinators and specially
trained psychosocial and medical providers are all part of the solution.
OnTrak Care Coaches are experts at building trust-based relationships
with members and coaching them on where and how to develop meaningful
OnTrak Community Care Coordinators provide an in-person connection for
members and introduce them to community resources that can lessen
loneliness; they also help address housing, mobility and transportation
issues which can contribute to loneliness. OnTrak psychosocial and
medical providers address the behavioral health drivers of loneliness
including depression, anxiety, poor sleep, grief and transitions.
About Catasys, Inc.
Catasys, Inc. harnesses proprietary big data predictive analytics,
artificial intelligence and telehealth, combined with human interaction,
to deliver improved member health and validated outcomes and savings to
health plans. Our mission is to help improve the health and save the
lives of as many people as possible.
Catasys’ integrated, technology-enabled OnTrak solution–contracted with
a growing number of national and regional health plans–is designed to
treat members with behavioral conditions that cause or exacerbate
co-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, coronary
artery disease, COPD, and congestive heart failure, which result in high
Catasys has a unique ability to engage these members, who do not
otherwise seek behavioral healthcare, leveraging proprietary enrollment
capabilities built on deep insights into the drivers of care avoidance.
OnTrak integrates evidence-based psychosocial and medical interventions
delivered either in-person or via telehealth, along with care coaching
and in-market Community Care Coordinators. The program improves member
health and delivers validated cost savings to healthcare payers of more
than 50 percent for enrolled members. OnTrak is available to members of
several leading health plans in Alabama, California, Connecticut,
Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North
Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,
Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Learn more at www.catasys.com.