A-CHESS supports the addiction treatment and recovery process to reduce the incidence and severity of relapse and increase a patient’s adherence to treatment. The A-CHESS Platform, which includes smartphone apps for patients ages 13 and older, providers, and families, delivers recovery-oriented motivational content, social connections, and 24/7 support. As patients progress across the addiction treatment care continuum, the Connections App offers direct connection to counselors, peers, educational and motivational content, appointment and medication reminders, and more.
The provider-facing app, Companion, connects the care team, including counselors, recovery coaches, and physicians, with patients and facilitates provider-to-provider care coordination. With A-CHESS, providers gain real-time visibility into recovery status and, as a byproduct of the platform’s data collection capabilities, payers gain analytic insights into the effectiveness of the provider community.
The A-CHESS Platform has been implemented by treatment providers, drug courts, and health plans and has been found to increase abstinence among those in recovery, help reduce the severity of relapse for those with alcohol use disorder, increase treatment completion, as well as help women with substance use disorder succeed in a prison diversion program.
Amerihealth Caritas, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Central Kansas Foundation, Henry Ford Health System, New Directions (adolescent treatment provider), New York University, State of Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Syracuse Behavioral Health
A-CHESS is a winner of CHCS’ Digital Health Challenge. Made possible by Kaiser Permanente Community Health, these competitions encouraged start-ups, entrepreneurs, and other digital health innovators to design tools that meet the needs of low-income individuals with complex needs.
Updated: July 2018
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