We were honored that Bamboo Health was a finalist in the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Digital Health Awards in the Mental & Behavioral Health category for our Crisis Management System! UCSF celebrated all of the finalists at an awards ceremony at #HLTH2022 on Monday, Nov. 14 in Las Vegas. Bamboo Health sent a team of representatives to the event which recognized dozens of companies doing amazing things to improve healthcare across the country.
Bamboo Health submitted our Crisis Management System in the behavioral health category. Our solution connects crisis call center professionals, mobile response teams and treatment providers to expedite access to quality care for individuals in need of behavioral health treatment.
This year, Bamboo Health was chosen as one of four Best in Class finalists in this category, joined by Akili Interactive, Bicycle Health, and Papa. Congrats to Akili for winning the category. UCSF received more than 1,250 healthcare technology applications across 10 different categories. Submissions were judged by a panel of experts, including leaders from organizations such as Cleveland Clinic, Google Cloud, American Medical Association and UCSF.
In July, the nation rolled out the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, which gave those in the US an easy-to-remember, three-digit number to call, text or chat when experiencing a mental health or substance use disorder crisis. Ahead of this, we launched our Crisis Management System solution, which has played a pivotal role in the rollout, ensuring each caller receives a proper and prompt response to their needs with its ability to deliver Real-Time Care Intelligence™ in the moments that matter.
The launch of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline comes at a time when many are in dire need of help. Statistics show that 1 in 4 people in the US has a mental health or substance use disorder (SUD). Further, emergency departments are overwhelmed by SUD and mental health-related visits, which account for roughly 1 in 8. As part of the crisis, an estimated 107,622 drug overdose deaths occurred during the past year.
Our Crisis Management System supports the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by providing a tool for staff to perform digital intake and assessment, and dispatch mobile crisis units to the individual, if necessary. The solution also provides staff visibility into available units, fosters communication between call centers and mobile crisis teams and tracks the team’s location to meet the patient wherever they are located. Not only are crisis response teams better able to coordinate care, but state agencies are also able to assess, follow and manage an individual’s crisis journey from beginning to end, and quickly iterate crisis care delivery using Bamboo Health’s real-time insights.
It was an honor to be recognized as a finalist in the Mental & Behavioral Health category and we extend our congratulations to all the winners of this year’s UCSF Digital Health Awards!
To learn more about our Crisis Management System solution, please visit bamboohealth.com/solutions/crisis-management-system/.