Early Detection Technology™ (EDT) A technology and service for significantly improving mental healthcare

Project Description

Mental Health Metrics (MHM) offers the first demonstrable and provable methodology to catch and intervene at the earliest phase of a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) event. The approach answers the question “When to intervene to prevent a crisis?” To date, research and development in this market has used mathematical techniques that cannot answer the question of timing an intervention, a necessary condition for both better outcomes and lower costs. We are in the process of applying for a provisional patent on the technology and the process. A limited Early Detection Technology Alpha test identified 100% of relapses compared to 14% using current methods.

Who Benefits?

Persons with the diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, or severe bipolar condition (serious mental illness) who are enrolled in community clinics such as Wesley Family Services in Allegheny County and Horizon House in Philadelphia. Wesley Family Services will provide the personnel and venue for the Phase 1 Beta Test of MHM’s Early Detection Technology™ (EDT). The Beta Test will then be expanded to include Horizon House and an Erie County, PA clinical site determined by the County Office of Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities. The Beta Test will be led by Professor Catherine Greeno, with the Center for Interventions to Enhance Community Health at the University of Pittsburgh.