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Polaris was thrilled to attend this year's Mercy Golf Classic in support of the health system's cancer treatment programs. - September 19, 2014
Last week, Polaris's Grant Grissom, Ph.D., presented to an Institute of Medicine committee on the ways assessment technology can enable the implementation of evidence-based practices in behavioral health. - July 30, 2014
Enhancements to the current system include updating the clinical reports to highlight predictors of risk for non-engagement, motivation for change and readiness for change. - July 10, 2014
Polaris will be at booth 401 during the 30th annual AOSW conference to spotlight its comprehensive oncology distress management platform. - May 25, 2014
The enhanced iPad interface for Polaris's oncology distress management system will create a more user friendly experience for patients. - May 23, 2014
With new capital, Polaris is ramping up commercialization activities to enhance its current portfolio of solutions for patients for the medical and behavioral health outcomes market. - May 08, 2014
Patient engagement is a critical component to successful outcomes in substance abuse treatment. With funding from NIDA, Polaris has developed a tool designed to predict and improve the likelihood of engagement. - April 05, 2014
Polaris Health Directions enjoyed an exciting and productive 2013 as it continued to establish itself as an industry leader in behavioral health outcomes technology. - December 26, 2013
Findings of a recent analysis of data collected by the Polaris Oncology Distress Management System included: 35 percent of patients experienced at least moderate distress, and an additional 30 percent reported financial or insurance concerns. - October 30, 2013
E-assessment, e-learning and e-messaging will be at the core of a new system to support teens in self-managing their diabetes. - September 18, 2013
Polaris's quality of life modules support the delivery of comprehensive cancer care by helping multidisciplinary care teams identify the full breadth of patients' behavioral, physical and personal struggles, and then connecting patients to the services they need. - September 05, 2013
Polaris Oncology is an all-in-one solution to navigate and support cancer centers through every step of psychosocial distress care. - July 19, 2013
Polaris's new online forum will offer a platform for inquiry and discussion about the Polaris Oncology Distress Management System. - June 28, 2013
Polaris staff will be at the annual Association of Oncology Social Work conference next week to feature the Polaris Oncology Distress Management System, and highlight its latest capabilities. - June 01, 2013
Polaris and University of Massachusetts have partnered to develop a groundbreaking automated system to create comprehensive, tailored cancer survivorship plans. - May 25, 2013
This paper offers insight into the scientific foundation, development and implementation methods of the Polaris Oncology Distress Management System. - May 15, 2013
Earlier identification of patients who are unlikely to engage in substance abuse treatment can help to improve rates of treatment completion and post-treatment recovery. - April 20, 2013
Polaris shares the results of a multi-year study on the use of outcomes management technology in child welfare, and advocates for its widespread implementation. - March 14, 2013
Polaris Oncology's new features reflect Polaris's continued commitment to ensure that the system best meets the needs of both cancer care teams and the patients they treat. - February 22, 2013
Polaris's senior research scientist, Tina Harralson, Ph.D., will discuss the NIH-funded research that is the foundation for Polaris Oncology, as well as case studies on integrating the system into the clinical workflow. - February 09, 2013
The merging of Polaris's and Empathic's systems will provide a powerful solution for improving therapeutic outcomes: Clinicians will have more time for their patients, and a wealth of clinical data at their fingertips to help ensure patients receive the best course of care the first time around. - January 25, 2013
The November issue of Integrating Science and Practice includes an article featuring Polaris-MH, an outcomes assessment system for screening, assessing and monitoring mental health in adult outpatient settings. - November 23, 2012
With new federal grant, Polaris and UMass Medical School will build a remote brief intervention and referral to treatment system to improve the detection of and service delivery for alcohol misuse among medical patients. - October 12, 2012
Virtua Fox Chase Cancer Program and The Cancer Center at Phoenixville Hospital are now using Polaris Oncology to help assess for and manage the psychosocial distress of their cancer patients. - September 22, 2012
Polaris, in collaboration with the New Hope Foundation, will be enhancing its chemical dependency outcomes management system to better predict and improve engagement rates in treatment. - August 08, 2012
Polaris Health Directions' oncology distress management system includes a tobacco screener and referral generator to encourage cancer patients to quit smoking. Dropping the habit may help improve the body's ability to heal and respond to treatment. - July 17, 2012
Polaris continues to extend its reach with 150 provider organizations in the United States and Canada now using one of its behavioral health outcomes assessment systems. - June 22, 2012
Polaris is exhibiting its Polaris Oncology Distress Management System in Boston this week at the 28th annual Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) Conference. - May 31, 2012
Collecting mental health and strength data from youth and their families in the child welfare system can have a positive impact on how they react to and engage in planning their care, a new paper from Polaris reports. - May 18, 2012
Polaris presented last week at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence on the use of outcomes management technology to better detect IPV among chemically dependent adults. - April 04, 2012
A yearly analysis of data collected using Polaris Health Directions’ chemical dependency outcomes assessment system, Polaris-CD, has revealed a significant increase in drug use among patients seeking treatment for alcohol problems in California. - January 27, 2012
Polaris Oncology Distress Management System has been included in the ACoS Best Practices Repository for its ability to support oncologists with psychosocial distress screening, monitoring and treatment referral. - January 12, 2012
Polaris Health Directions will present at this year's Alternatives 2011 conference on ways health care professionals can better address domestic violence. - October 20, 2011
Studies on screening and brief interventions in health care settings for alcohol misuse show a positive effect, including improved treatment adherence and clinical response among patients with chronic diseases, and a strong potential for decreasing health care costs. - October 08, 2011
Screening cancer patients for psychosocial distress is among the latest accreditation standards released by ACS. Polaris's Oncology Distress Management System can help cancer treatment centers meet this new requirement. - September 14, 2011
Polaris Health Directions is expanding its suite of solutions offered in Spanish to include its oncology distress management system. - August 04, 2011
Polaris-CD, an outcomes assessment system for chemical dependency, will be used to support recovering nurses who are participating in the Recovery and Monitoring Program. - July 16, 2011
In response to the serious public health issue of teen dating violence, Polaris is exploring the feasibility of building an adolescent application based on its outcomes management solution for domestic violence. - June 23, 2011
A clinical trial launched by Polaris Health Directions that is examining the impact of using a distress outcomes management system with cancer patients is off to a strong start. - June 09, 2011
Polaris presented at this year's CANS Conference on using clinical data to develop predictive algorithms that can be used to enhance treatment planning and management. - May 26, 2011
Polaris has implemented the latest version of its mental health outcomes assessment system at the Stadacona clinic, a medical facility in Halifax, N.S., that serves the Canadian Forces, giving them access to a host of new features, including an expanded measure for PTSD. - May 11, 2011
In an article for the journal, Addictive Behaviors, Polaris Health Directions discusses the vast benefits of outcomes management systems and the potential they hold to bring addictions treatment to a new level. - April 09, 2011
Polaris Health Directions will feature several of its behavioral health outcomes management systems at the Pennsylvania Community Providers Association Technology Conference. - March 10, 2011
A computerized method for screening and referral for psychological distress among cancer patients may improve the mental health care they receive, lead to a better quality of life and lower the long-term costs related to poor mental health and increased health care utilization. - February 12, 2011
A new innovative smoking cessation program that improves the quality of interventions smokers receive in the emergency room and other medical settings may represent an opportunity to better address one of the most important modifiable health risk factors plaguing Americans. - January 21, 2011
Polaris is pleased to announce its new clients: Sunny Hills Services and The Bridge Health Clinics & Research Centers, Inc. - December 17, 2010
Polaris has rolled out the next version of Polaris-MH, which includes a number of enhancements to help providers deliver better care at lower costs, and will complement the system’s current ability to identify strength and problem areas and determine the best course of treatment. - December 02, 2010
Polaris Health Directions has added predictive analytics to its outcomes system for domestic violence to help treatment providers gauge the probability of repeat abuse. - November 04, 2010
Polaris Health Directions is adding a training component to its domestic violence outcomes system to help medical professionals better address the psychological issues of abused women. - October 22, 2010
STaRS is Polaris’s answer to the call for a fast and effective means for substance abuse detection and treatment referral. - October 08, 2010
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