DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Healthcare-technology company WEconnect Health Management today announced its partnership with Jade Recovery to promote awareness, implement innovative and effective treatment techniques, and improve outcomes in the behavioral health industry. Jade Recovery’s substance use treatment clients will have access to WEconnect Health’s app following their treatment program, further supporting their journey to long-term recovery.
One in ten Americans will seek treatment for substance use disorders (SUDs) in their lifetimes, with an estimated 20.7 million needing treatment in 2017 alone. When it comes to recovery support, providers are overextended and underequipped. This is particularly true in Colorado, where the number of those seeking treatment continues to exceed the available treatment centers, making it increasingly important to support those that are in operation throughout Colorado. Access to these treatment programs, such as those provided by Jade Recovery, is a crucial step in the path to long-term SUD recovery.
“Recovery is a lifetime effort,” said David Forstadt, Jade Recovery CEO. “Within our own treatment centers, our mission is to extend care beyond our programs through alumni support networks. Our partnership with WEconnect Health will further strengthen those communities of support, putting our members on the path to long-term recovery.”
WEconnect Health’s innovative app provides ongoing support to programs and practices implemented by treatment centers and reduces relapse rates by providing comprehensive and reliable monitoring metrics to improve treatment beyond the initial 30-day program. The app utilizes contingency management, the most effective standalone treatment technique for substance use disorder.
“We are proud to partner with Jade Recovery to provide their members with additional tools to aid in their recovery,” said WEconnect Health CEO and co-founder Daniela Luzi Tudor. “We know how important support networks can be in providing accountability and WEconnect Health extends that support beyond the walls of a treatment center.”
WEconnect Health provides members with an online network of support after they leave treatment facilities, setting up easy check-ins with caregivers and offering activities that support continued recovery. WEconnect Health positively reinforces those verifiable recovery activities with vouchers and rewards. WEconnect Health also monitors treatment plan routines and identifies the risk of relapse before it happens so a member’s personal care networks can intervene.
The app includes several key features that are proven to reduce relapse rates by addressing the primary reasons for relapse:
Identifying Relapse Before It Happens - Proprietary Relapse Risk Level
- WEconnect Health’s patent-pending algorithm provides real-time updates on members’ risk to their care team so they can step in and provide extra help in critical moments.
Positive Reinforcement for Treatment Plan - Location-Verified Rewards System
- WEconnect Health incorporates an innovative contingency management-based rewards system, a behavioral health technique that has been proven to improve abstinence by 17 percent vs. control groups. GPS verification ensures accountability.
Helping Treatment Center Staff Improve Outcomes - WEconnect Health Data Dashboard
- Designed for treatment center staff, the WEconnect Health data dashboard allows the care team to view group and individual progress including predictive indicators for members who are at high risk of relapse.
WEconnect Health was co-founded by Tudor and former French Open Champion Murphy Jensen to provide a resource they felt was missing from their own recovery journeys – a technology solution that is both empathetic and data-driven. First released in 2016, the app is currently used by thousands of members across the United States.This year, WEconnect Health was ranked 46th in Growjo's "100 Fastest Companies in Seattle" Awards.
About WEconnect Health Management
WEconnect Health Management is a healthcare technology startup focused on solving the biggest public health crisis of our time: addiction. WEconnect Health’s suite of healthcare technology products includes an app and data dashboard which are the first of their kind in the digital healthcare space, providing evidence-based recovery techniques to reduce relapse rates, save lives and support healthy communities. WEconnect Health reduces relapse, keeps individuals accountable, connected to community support and helps them thrive in recovery. For more information on WEconnect Health, visit our website.
About Jade Recovery
Jade Recovery is a treatment center based in Colorado dedicated to providing comprehensive and integrated care to those in the community struggling with addiction and mental health issues, employing comprehensive evidence-based intervention techniques. It utilizes an interdisciplinary model of care focuses on prevention initiatives, state-of-the-art treatment and ongoing alumni services, ensuring individual and community support and engagement across every step of recovery process. To learn more about Jade Recovery, visit https://www.jaderecovery.com/.