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PCMIS Health Technologies contracted to support SilverCloud® by Amwell® delivery of National Digital Mental Health Program for Ireland
A Seamless Integration
Through a seamless integration with SilverCloud® by Amwell®, the leading digital mental health platform that provides evidence-based guided digital Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programmes, PCMIS Health Technologies’ patient record system will provide effective, evidence-based case and risk management and outcome monitoring. In addition, PCMIS will facilitate comprehensive national reporting as part of the next phase of the SilverCloud and Ireland Health Service Executive (HSE) partnership.
PCMIS and Amwell have a history of collaboration and integration, having been the first to offer a “Digital First” referral and treatment pathway for NHS England Talking Therapies services in 2019. This is the first time the companies have worked together on a national health programme and as such, marks a new phase in their integrated approach to deliver tech solutions that drive service efficiencies and improve treatment outcomes.
Byron George, co-founder and CEO of PCMIS, said:
“This is a great opportunity for us to strengthen our working partnership with SilverCloud® by Amwell® for the public good. As an evidence-based, clinically led health technology company we share a set of values, as well as health care clients, with the SilverCloud platform and are excited to be supporting their already impactful work in Ireland.”
Addressing a Growing Need
In November 2022, the HSE announced SilverCloud. The partnership was designed to address the growing need for access to mental health support in Ireland.
Through the partnership, clinicians in Ireland can refer patients to SilverCloud’s evidence-based guided digital CBT programmes.
- Active use of the digital mental health platform in Ireland has increased 85% in ten months.
- Nearly half of users (49%) with clinical levels of depression have shown clinically meaningful improvement.
- 59% of users with clinical levels of anxiety have shown clinically meaningful improvement.
- The average time users spend on the platform has also increased by almost 10% in this period.
The service has now seen over 12,300 referrals from Ireland-based GPs, Primary Care Psychologists, Counselling in Primary Care and Jigsaw as they identify the SilverCloud platform as a potential solution to support their patients. The platform continues to see a 94% user satisfaction rate.
Elaine Martin, Director of SilverCloud Clinical Operations at Amwell, said:
“The SilverCloud platform has seen a significant increase in use since working with the HSE. Our ongoing collaboration with PCMIS will play a key role in maintaining the efficient delivery of services on the platform through this growth.
Hannah Farrell, Supervisor of SilverCloud Clinical Operations at Amwell added:
“We are thrilled to work alongside PCMIS as part of our ongoing growth
and the maturity of our clinical operations. The SilverCloud platform delivers a series of evidence–
based mental health programmes to a wide range of customers in Ireland, including a national contract with the HSE ). As we continue to grow, we require an effective online mental health case management system and this is what PCMIS have worked with us to provide.”
PCMIS and SilverCloud began working together in May 2023, aiming for the integration and case management capabilities to be in place to support the HSE programme in November 2023.