At Bamboo Health, we believe that the future of the healthcare industry focuses on the importance of cultivating care coordination, everywhere. In pursuit of this vision, we work tirelessly to empower better healthcare for all communities nationwide, which is why we are so excited to participate in the inaugural ViVE event. Merging the leadership of CHIME and the digital marketplace of HLTH, ViVE brings together top thought leaders involved in shaping tech-enabled healthcare and addressing the key issues in digital health innovation. That includes our very own Chief Clinical Officer Nishi Rawat, M.D., MBA, who will be participating in the “Whole-Person Care 101: CH. 1 Behavioral Health” panel session.

Using her previous years of frontline medical care experience as a critical care physician and passion to improve care delivery, Dr. Rawat leads our behavioral health strategy, including OpenBeds and the Crisis Management System which enables mobile crisis response. As a clinician and advocate for investment in behavioral health and crisis services, she has seen firsthand the inefficient manual processes used to locate and refer patients to the appropriate level of care including for mental health and substance use needs. Dr. Rawat understands that clinicians need education and access to better tools to fill this void in order to help their patients secure treatment for their underlying behavioral health conditions and support whole person care.

At ViVE, Dr. Rawat will shed unique insight on the role that behavioral health care coordination and interoperability play in closing the gaps in care. One item driving change nationally is the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act establishing “988” as the three-digit code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which goes into effect on July 16, 2022. The switch will create an easy-to-remember number for behavioral health needs akin to 911. Dr. Rawat’s expertise covers the digital infrastructure elements required to facilitate this crisis management process to facilitate rapid referral and placement of behavioral health patients into treatment.

At the center of this change, both Dr. Rawat and Bamboo Health have and continue to work to reinvent and improve crisis management and behavioral health care coordination nationwide. Through the sharing of technology, data, and analytics across behavioral health, prescription drug monitoring, and acute and post-acute care events, we facilitate provider-to-provider communication and collaboration to introduce new levels of visibility for respective care teams – positively impacting the patient’s whole care experience, both physically and mentally.

To learn more about Bamboo Health, our work to support real-time care collaboration, and the progress we’re making against the behavioral health and substance use crisis, visit us at ViVE, March 6 – 9, 2022 in Miami Beach. We invite you to attend Dr. Rawat’s “Whole-Person Care 101: CH. 1 Behavioral Health” panel session on Monday, March 7 from 2:00 – 2:50 ET as part of Track 1 on Getting Personal: Custom-Tailored Care and meet with our team during the event at booth #326.

Want to learn more about the 988 initiative?

  • Find out how the state of New Hampshire is using Bamboo Health’s OpenBeds Crisis Management System to enable crisis call center professionals to do digital intake, complete validated assessments, and dispatch mobile crisis response teams with GPS-enabled technology, in our blog.
  • Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, February 22 from 2-2:30 p.m. ET. Bamboo Health’s Alycia Sepe, state government market leader, will overview the current crisis management landscape, and where states stand ahead of the switch that happens on July 16. Hear how we are working with states to support their response through our technology solutions. Reserve your spot!
  • We’ve prepared a comprehensive Public Health Crisis Management Playbook to answer your questions about “988” implementation. Download your copy today!