Enhancing, Not Replacing, Current Addiction Treatments
Pretaa + Treatment = Better Outcomes
The landscape of addiction treatment is vast and multi-faceted. Different methodologies, from counseling and behavioral therapies to medication-assisted treatments and holistic approaches, work synergistically to help individuals on their journey toward recovery. However, Pretaa has introduced a new dimension to this realm – an innovative, outcome-based measurement tool that works in tandem with existing treatments, enhancing their effectiveness rather than replacing them.
Pretaa’s unique approach combines the power of biometric data monitoring and analysis with industry-standard surveys to provide a comprehensive view of both mind and body during recovery. The collected data is not intended to be a standalone treatment plan but rather a powerful adjunct tool that supports and enhances traditional treatment strategies.
The Power of Working in Parallel
One of the primary goals of Pretaa is to make treatment smarter, easier, and less time-consuming for all involved. This means augmenting the existing treatment modalities in such a way that makes them more effective and efficient. It is not a case of out with the old, in with the new. Instead, Pretaa respects and utilizes the proven methodologies currently in place, providing an additional layer of data and insights that can refine these treatments even further.
Pretaa achieves this by integrating seamlessly with most off-the-shelf wearable devices with a digital face. These devices track various biometric parameters like heart rate, heart rate variability, skin temperature, SpO2 levels, sleep patterns, and steps. This biometric feedback provides invaluable insights into a patient’s physical well-being and response to therapy in real-time.
In parallel, Pretaa also leverages industry-standard surveys to capture self-reported assessment data. These surveys, thoroughly vetted and validated by experts, help track changes or progress over time and provide a nuanced picture of a patient’s mental and emotional state during treatment.
By offering a real-time window into an individual’s physical and mental state, wearables can provide valuable data to help healthcare professionals and individuals alike make more informed decisions about their treatment and recovery process.
Transforming Treatment with Dashboards and
This is where Pretaa transforms treatment.
The Pretaa app aggregates all this patient data into comprehensive dashboards and reports, providing clinicians with a wealth of information that goes beyond what standard electronic health records can offer. These dashboards do not replace the need for in-person therapy sessions, medication management, or any other aspect of a comprehensive treatment plan. Instead, they augment the clinician’s understanding of their patients, help identify potential risks or relapses earlier, and ultimately allow for more personalized and effective treatment strategies.
Surveys Have Never Been Easier. Or More Impactful.
In addition to tracking biometric data, Pretaa also utilizes several industry-standard surveys to gauge the psychological and emotional well-being of patients. These surveys, such as the Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM), General Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ), and University of Rhode Island Change Assessment Scale (URICA), provide valuable insights into a patient’s self-perceived state of recovery, mental health, and readiness for change. These insights, when combined with biometric data, offer a holistic view of a patient’s progress.
Having surveys available in the Pretaa app was designed with both clinicians and patients in mind. Clinicians can easily choose which surveys to include in their patients’ treatment plan and schedule when these assessments should be completed. Moreover, for the patients, the process of completing these surveys is straightforward and convenient, enabling them to provide their responses at a time that suits their schedule, contributing to an overall seamless experience.
Our survey feature not only streamlines the management of patient assessments, but also saves valuable time, freeing clinicians to focus more on direct patient care. Furthermore, the scheduling feature ensures that surveys are completed regularly and in a timely manner, providing a consistent stream of self-reported patient data to complement the ongoing biometric data tracking. The integration of these two data sources within Pretaa creates a powerful, comprehensive tool for understanding and supporting a patient’s journey towards recovery.
Real-Time Alerts = Real-Time Impact
One of the most important ways Pretaa can improve treatment is by helping focus a clinician’s attention where it’s most needed. Clinicians shoulder the crucial responsibility of navigating patients through the turbulent waters of addiction recovery. However, the sheer volume of patients and the diversity of their needs can often lead to potential oversights. Herein lies the unique role of Pretaa.
One of the key strengths of Pretaa is its ability to provide real-time alerts. These alerts are triggered by anomalies in biometric readings and critical responses to survey questions, serving as key indicators of a patient’s state. This function can be particularly insightful when dealing with a sudden shift in a patient’s heart rate or stress level, or if a patient provides a concerning response to a mental health survey. However, the emphasis here is that these alerts are not just about detecting potential crises – they are integral to ongoing, everyday patient care.
The Result? Improved Outcome Measurement
One of the most important results of including Pretaa into current treatment programs is improved measurement of treatment outcomes.
Traditional approaches often rely heavily on subjective self-reporting and sporadic check-ups. In contrast, Pretaa provides continuous monitoring and objective data that can accurately track progress and highlight potential issues much earlier. This ability to accurately measure outcomes not only helps clinicians adjust treatment plans promptly but also empowers patients by providing them with tangible evidence of their progress.
Improved outcome measurement helps clinicians, treatment facilities, and most importantly, patients.
We Don't Stand Alone. Nor Should Clinicians.
In conclusion, Pretaa is not a standalone treatment for addiction or substance use disorder. It does not replace the therapy sessions, the counseling, the medication, or any other component of the recovery journey. Instead, it is an innovative, tech-enabled ally that works alongside these proven treatment modalities. It amplifies the voice of the patient, provides real-time, data-backed insights, and helps clinicians provide the best possible care.
By blending technology with compassionate care, Pretaa is fostering a more streamlined, effective, and patient-centered approach to addiction treatment.
The journey to recovery is a challenging path, but with innovative tools like Pretaa, it need not be a lonely one. Whether you’re a clinician seeking to enhance your treatment strategies or a loved one hoping to better understand and support a person in recovery, Pretaa is here to help.
Together, we can improve patient outcomes.