The Recovery Platform (TRP) teams up with the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD) to begin implementing universal mental health screening in Delaware

February 8, 2022  The Recovery Platform (TRP) is partnering with the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD) to fulfill the requirements of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) Opioid Response Team State Opioid Response (SOR) grant in implementing and managing universal screening tools at primary care practice locations.

Nearly 21 million Americans have at least one substance use disorder yet only 10% of them receive treatment. Additionally, 68 percent of patients have at least one adversarial social determinant of health. Opioid Use Disorder related deaths have exponentially increased between 1999 and 2017 for both Delaware and the country. However, the rate in Delaware has been significantly higher than the national rate since 2007 and this disparity continues to increase.

“The Medical Society of Delaware and our subsidiary, the MedNet physician network are proud to work with TRP  to turn these statistics around.  A generous grant from the State of Delaware will provide valuable assistance.  In partnership with TRP, MSD is enlisting primary care and women’s health practices that will be in the lead in getting ahead of this epidemic. Our exciting and innovative collaborative efforts will create and implement universal screening tools. We plan to assess the results of screening for acuity and track associated referrals and ultimately treatment across all project sites. We are excited to have TRP’s expertise in mental health screening and treatment participating with this grant. Our MedNet providers will have a partner in TRP that will provide a high level of organization to the project and lead to high expectations for a successful screening and treatment program,” said  Dr. Matthew J. Burday, President of the Medical Society of Delaware.

TRP will leverage its technology and experience in building virtual care teams to help Delaware decrease opioid overdoses statewide and to identify and engage high-risk populations according to their social determinants of health. Specifically, TRP, MedNet, and the Medical Society of Delaware will endeavor to increase access to care and treatment for individuals living with medical health disorders, including substance use disorder, by fostering system-wide screening improvement based on a framework that measures client outcomes. “We are thrilled to have been invited by the Medical Society to bring our unique approach to mental health screening to Delaware,” says TRP’s CTO Reynold Yordy.  He added that “this project creates an opportunity to also offer Delaware our primary service of virtual Medication Assisted Treatment via MedNet for those identified with substance use disorders”.

About Medical Society of Delaware
The Medical Society of Delaware is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the United States and rich in history. Founded in 1776 and incorporated on February 3, 1789, The Medical Society of Delaware continues its support of physicians in their vigor and spirit to advance the profession, which was the basis for its creation. Our Mission is “To guide, serve and support Delaware Physicians, promoting the practice and profession of medicine to enhance the health of our communities.”

About MedNet
Medical Network Management Services of Delaware, LLC (MedNet), established in 1995, is a subsidiary of the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD). MedNet is a Management Services Organization (MSO), providing administrative services to nearly 800 physicians.

About The Recovery Platform
The Recovery Platform (TRP) is a SUD specific platform that facilitates and guides physician compliance and patient engagement when practicing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). The platform allows providers to identify patients with mental health illnesses including substance use disorders. By leveraging its concierge-like patient functionality it expands access and privacy for treatment to more patients. TRP’s technology automates the monitoring and ingestion of patient data which is analyzed and reported to support more complete and timely clinical decisions. TRP features patient self-scheduling to increase patient engagement while embedded telemedicine functionality increases access and privacy, improving appointment attendance and retention.

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The Recovery Platform (TRP) teams up with the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD) to begin implementing universal mental health screening in Delaware

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