Behavioral Health Business Article: Inside Behavioral Healthcare’s Remote Patient Monitoring Opportunity


In September 2022, Ksana Health founders, Dr. Nick Allen and Will Short are quoted in an industry article highlighting the opportunistic role of remote patient monitoring (RPM) in behavioral health.

Ideas from this article include:

  • RPM better enabling measurement-based care, giving providers a view of patient status beyond the office appointment and self-report which can improve care objectivity and responsiveness.
  • richer RPM-provided, real-world behavioral data enhances the evolution of value-based behavioral health arrangements.
  • further description of RPM applications in substance use treatment and video-based patient monitoring between appointments.

Our CEO, Nick Allen comments on the “measurement crisis” in behavioral health:

“Measurement is something that’s an unsolved problem in [behavioral health,]” Nick Allen, CEO and co-founder of Ksana Health, told Behavioral Health Business. “So we rely extensively on what people self-report. Of course, self-reports are a very useful part of the picture, but it’s only part of the picture — and they wouldn’t be considered adequate in any other area of medicine.”

Our COO, Will Shortt, further comments on RPM opportunity to assist “mental health parity” in primary care practice:

“They [primary care providers] can detect people who maybe have needs in that area, and then obviously refer them for specialist care,” Allen said. “A constant challenge for people who are in doing primary practice … is knowing who needs that extra help. The provision of objective data about functioning and symptoms is a way to help that doesn’t create a lot of burden on the clinician in their appointments.”

Read the article here.

As you are looking to enhance the behavioral, functionality and quality of life measures in your research and care activities, please give us a call. We would love to help.

Craig DeLarge

9 September 2022

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