Excellence in Technology Award

Innovative Use of Technology by INCABS Program
Garners Excellence in Health Information Award

Each year, the National Council for Behavioral Healthcare honors individuals and organizations that are making large strides in fighting mental illness and addiction. The Impact Awards specifically recognize organizations for excellence in delivering treatment and community support to individuals with mental illness and addiction disorders.

Congratulations to the faculty and staff of the Inpatient Child and Adolescent Bipolar Services (INCABS) program on their selection for the National Council's 2015 Impact Award for Excellence in Health Information. INCABS is using technology in a variety of ways. The program utilizes a multi-layered screening approach using daily e-records, continuous monitoring of sleep and arousal with the wristwatch, and computerized neurocognitive measures, and a project funded by the Beckwith Institute's Clinical Transformation program to help adolescents track their energy daily through an electronic monitoring program. Students and professionals also receive training in how to blend health information technology with assessments, pharmacological treatment, and psychosocial interventions.

The award will be presented at the National Council of Behavioral Healthcare Conference, which takes place in Orlando, Florida on April 20-22, 2015.  

To learn more about our Child and Adolescent Bipolar clinical services and research programs, click here.