Behavioral Health: 6-month Depression
By identifying this patient’s challenges with medication compliance, Case Managers were able ensure medication adherence and lower the risk of depression.
A 71-year-old woman with breast cancer and a history of anxiety was flagged by the Cognitive Machine as high risk for depression within the next six months. One of the major contributors identified by the machine was the likelihood that this patient is challenged with medication compliance. A chart review confirmed that the patient had been prescribed anti-depressants in the past. However, the medication had not been discussed during recent visits indicating the potential for medication adherence gaps.
Based on the risks identified by the Cognitive Machine, a Case Manager connected with the patient and confirmed that she had not taken her anti-depressant for the past two weeks. A follow up appointment was immediately scheduled to discuss treatment options and the risk of a major depressive episode was reduced.
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Reducing Depression Risk