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Mental Health Program Saves Government $62M

Bill Siwicki | Healthcare IT News
Published May 24, 2024
Larry Smith Grand Mental Health iPad

“Through a partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, HunterCare is deploying telehealth technology to all Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics in Oklahoma.

Under a funding mandate from Oklahoma Senate Bill 7, the state’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse distributed more than 30,000 iPads statewide from the MyCare Technologies, the behavioral health division of HunterCare, as a mental health resource.

One key component to this new initiative: Law enforcement officials often face challenges transporting individuals in mental health crises to the nearest facility for assessment. So the legislative funding facilitated the provision of MyCare iPads to Oklahoma police as well as Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. The results have been encouraging.”

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