Some of our work
Closing the science-to-service gap
The “science-to-service gap” is the time between how long it takes for health care to be researched and developed and then how long it takes for that care to be used as treatment for someone. Currently, the science-to-service gap is 17 years.
One of the Research Institute’s main goals is to cut down on the time it takes to develop new types of care to help our clients. The sooner we’re able to use research and technology to provide better care, the sooner we can help our communities live happy and healthy lives.
Developing a smartphone app for tracking clients’ mental health on the go
The Research Institute is developing a smartphone app that will allow clients to:
- directly communicate with clinicians
- freely access and ask questions about their treatment plans
- provide medication reminders
- record their mood and write about why they’re feeling that way
- have access to 24/7 care and other resources
- We plan on establishing a Center of Excellence for Depression by 2020, featuring a comprehensive treatment model for health care institutions in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.
- We plan on developing and implementing a clinical pathway for depression, anxiety and first-episode psychosis by 2020.