Relapse – defined as the return of psychotic level symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions occurs in 80% of individuals in community settings within 3 years of psychosis onset. Even with specialized early intervention programs 28-54% relapse within 1-3 years of their first psychotic episode – certainly an improvement, but still a pretty bad indictment of a system ostensibly designed to keep people well. Relapse contributes to deteriorating course of illness, increased disability, and ever increasing costs of care.
Regular monitoring for relapse predictors via mHealth platforms could alert provider & client to impending relapse and facilitate early intervention. Providers need the right tools, training, and support to implement measurement-based care and inform treatment decisions. Measurement-base care leads to better client outcomes, provider growth, and program improvement.
MOBI is a smartphone app that lets clients complete a survey regarding their health experiences and symptoms 24/7—all on a secure web dashboard. Its algorithms predict symptom worsening before it happens, transforming crisis management to preventative care.