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Phrazer/Kitsune can do that? - SBIRT+ Overview

 

Phrazer/Kitsune performs vital, reimbursable community health services in a more consistent, accurate, and inclusive manner. Better healthcare, new revenue from a light implementation.

What is SBIRT?

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SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) is a reimbursable ACA program aimed at public health cost reduction. Screening and early intervention is proven to help identify, reduce, and prevent substance use disorders and assist in avoidance for people at risk for developing substance use disorders. It has been adapted for use in primary care settings, hospital emergency settings as well as other community settings. Screening large numbers of individuals offers the possibility for early intervention, before more severe consequences occur.

The importance of integrating SBIRT into the clinical setting is becoming increasingly important due to widespread substance use (and the Opioid crisis) in the United States.  According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA 20016), “an estimated 1.5 percent of adults aged 18 or older in 2016 (3.6 million adults) received any substance use treatment in the past year, and 0.9 percent (2.1 million adults) received treatment at a specialty facility...” See the full survey here

Why is SBIRT Important?

Unhealthy and unsafe alcohol and drug use are major preventable public health problems resulting in more than 100,000 deaths each year. The costs to society are more than $600 billion annually. Effects of unhealthy and unsafe alcohol and drug use have far-reaching implications for the individual, family, workplace, community, and the health care system.

Screening early and often can dramatically improve public health and reduce overall costs of care. Research shows that Brief Interventions:

  •  Are low cost and effective

  •  Are most effective among persons with less severe problems

  •  Are feasible and highly effective components of an overall public health approach to reducing alcohol and substance misuse

 

The Novel Phrazer/Kitsune SBIRT+

Phrazer/Kitsune programs provide three or more vital and validated health screeners into an organized CITE package (any language, literacy, culture, etc) called SBIRT+. This consist of the following:

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GeaCom’s Approach to Operationalize SBIRT+

Start by leveraging the most under-utilized resource in medicine, the patient! By introducing Phrazer/Kitsune to the patient, we transform frustrating wait time into time well-used. By performing the above CITE screeners in the waitroom or once the patient is roomed the provider can know if there are any flagged items (i.e. high risk alcohol use) before even seeing the patient. The patient doesn’t need training to use Phrazer and gets to interact in their preferred language.

This is a reimbursable process that Phrazer/Kitsune streamlines, enabling the care team to provide holistic care. 

How this benefits care practices?

The Phrazer/Kitsune health screeners enable practices to provide better care to the patients they serve and these are typically reimbursable and now easier than ever to initiate. Phrazer/Kitsune performs the heavy lifting and screens patients that may be at risk and in turn provides care systems with a wealth of information at no additional time cost.

How much reimbursement is available?

This is where things can get interesting due to the reimbursement process itself. Depending upon many factors, including Insurance type (medicare, medicaid, private), location (varies slightly by state) and most importantly the patient’s responses reimbursements can be between $30 and $100+.

 

 

 

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"My Experience with Phrazer" in my classroom

 

Please introduce yourself with name, title, organization, your role within the Phrazer program and tell me what you are passionate about. 

Nicole Thompson, EL Teacher, Neveln Elementary School. My passion is supporting my English Language Learners in any way I can and having high expectations for their success.  My students come from varying backgrounds and I aim to provide a safe place where they can achieve greatness.  

How does Phrazer support your passion? 

Phrazer has allowed me to incorporate parent/teacher and student communication, which has been proven pretty difficult in the past. Phrazer eliminates barriers, increases involvement and true communication can occur between teacher and family. Students are able to take the Phrazer System home and parents are able see the progress they are making in school. More specifically what they are currently working on in the software program, Independent Reading, and Small Group with individual recommendations on how to support the child’s reading development. Phrazer also supports my passion by offering personalized learning engagements that help the students to progress and succeed. 

How is Phrazer currently used and how does it help your students, parents, staff and system? 

With Phrazer we are able to communicate with parents on a daily and weekly basis, without having to go through the obstacles we typically would. Communication is more positive this way and the parent can see what their child is working on and how they are making progress. Parents can then send the device back to us with any questions, concerns or comments. Phrazer also revolutionizes teaching in class by offering engagements for spelling, dictation, reading fluency, and more. Phrazer’s entertainment portal offers audio books and e-books for several reading levels that help students in their development.

If you think about Phrazer’s capabilities and the future within your system - what are you most excited about? 

We are most excited about the fact that students and parents who speak any language are going to receive the equal education and engagement they deserve. With the growing EL population, parents are missing opportunities to be involved in their child’s education. Phrazer will allow them to have that involvement and empowers our students to achieve their goals. I am also excited about exploring new areas where Phrazer can make a difference. 

If you would describe your experience working GeaCom in three words - which ones would that be? Please explain. 

Innovation, Empowering, Creativity. This is easy since no other school is working on anything like this.  This is the first of its kind to combine medical technology with education to benefit students, families, and our community. I feel empowered by GeaCom because they truly look to me and my co teacher for our knowledge in education. Lastly, we come up with creative solutions and collaborate on achieving our goals. 

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"My Experience with Phrazer" in my classroom

 

Please introduce yourself with name, title, organization, your role within the Phrazer program and tell me what you are passionate about.

Stephanie Garbisch, EL Teacher, Neveln Elementary School. Phrazers are employed in my System 44 Reading class to all students. I am passionate about my students and taking care of the whole child. I want them to know they are smart and capable of anything they set their mind to.

How does Phrazer support your passion? 

Phrazer helps me build that much needed relationship. My entire teaching philosophy is based on creating high quality teacher-student relationships. Phrazer supports this by allowing me to engage with parents without having language, literacy, or income be a barrier. Students who take the Phrazers home feel successful. They feel pride in what they did when often times they receive homework that is not at their level. Phrazer is set up specifically for each student to support individual learning needs.

How is Phrazer currently used and how does is help your students, parents, staff and system?

Phrazer is used in our school district to enroll students and in my System 44 reading classroom. Phrazers are sent home weekly with each student. The students have about 20 minute interactions set up. Students are able to practice their sight words with a parent and also show their parents their weekly progress in the reading program. The specific data that student share via Phrazer with their parents is detailed but explained in a way that’s easy to understand. Parents have the opportunity to interact with the devices to stay updated on the students learning progress and it helps me to be connected with the parents on a regular basis. 

If you think about Phrazer’s capabilities and the future within your system - what are you most excited about?

It excites me when my EL parents actually get to participate in their children’s learning development using Phrazer. Our immediate focus has been on English speaking students in System 44, but in the future, I cannot wait to employ it utilizing across all languages. Without Phrazer, parents feel less engaged in their child’s learning journey because they are intimidated often due to difficult to overcome communication barriers.

If you would describe your experience working GeaCom in three words - which ones would that be? Please explain.

Collaboration, Exploration, and Appreciation. Geacom has made it very clear that they want to partner with us to help students and parents, but that I am the “expert” in the field of education and they respect my background of working with students for many years. We are able to bounce innovative ideas off of each other, think outside-the-box, be creative, and collaborate to meet mutual goals.

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PEPS Sensory Module - A comforting and relaxing experience

 

Phrazer/Kitsune offers relaxation engagments as well as calming sounds and images to support patients to alleviate discomforts, reduce level of pain and anxiety, and enjoy a better experience while in your care.

 

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Modernized Patient Entertainment Through Phrazer's PEPS

 

Patients experience modernized entertainment services on the world's only medical grade engagement system, Phrazer/Kitsune. Simple and intiutive interfaces aligned with demographically matched features create an extraordinary patient experience.  

 

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ASL: Meeting Civil Rights with Phrazer/Kitsune

 

 

There aren't enough qualified and available ASL interpretation professionals available to broadly cover the need across the country.  Maintaining and engaging these talents is challenging and expensive.  With Phrazer/Kitsune ASL patients experience equal continuity and quality of care that provides for their civil rights.  How this looks and feels is something many are curious about so we provide this short video demonstration for your edification.  Please enjoy and share the good news of Phrazer/Kitsune.

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How ideas become reality on Phrazer/Kitsune

 

The Mental Health leadership team at Regions Hospital experienced this week how their innovative ideas became a reality with Phrazer/Kitsune - quickly and effectively. The team is excited and proud to lead innovation in the area of Mental Health and offer Phrazer/Kitsune to their patients on all inpatient floors, the ED and outpatient programs.

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GeaCom is looking forward to continuing our innovative path with Regions Hospital to make a difference for patients, staff, and the system. 

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Phrazer/Kitsune Novel Features Overview

 

 

 

 

This brief overview of Phrazer/Kitsune systems shares high level details of the physical and technical aspects of the only purpose built, FDA compliant Medical Engagement Solution.  The 3 minute overview gives a taste of current North American medical innovation and product development.  If you have further interest after this video and the corresponding website, please use the form at the bottom of www.myphrazer.com page to request more and we'll be pleased to accommodate.

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Phrazer's Patient Entertainment Portal & Services (PEPS)

 

Phrazer modernizes entertainment services by offering a Patient Entertainment Portal and Services (PEPS) with extensive a la carte access to high speed internet and demographically matched entertainment options including local TV, movies, games, podcasts/vodcasts, audiobooks and much more. Calming sounds and images as well relaxation engagements support patients to alleviate discomforts, reduce level of pain and anxiety, and enjoy a better experience while in your care.

Watch the video for a brief introduction to PEPS!

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"My Experience with Phrazer" in the K-12 market

 

Please introduce yourself with name, title, organization, your role within the Phrazer program and tell me what you are passionate about.

u.4.download (1).jpegJohn Alberts, Executive Director of Educational Services at Austin Public Schools. I am leading the implementation of the Phrazer program from the district level. I am passionate about supporting students and families to help their students achieve their desired futures. For me, this results in a passion for equity.

How does Phrazer support your passion?

Phrazer empowers all families to engage in the educational process by removing some of the barriers of communication. This directly supports my passion for equity. Phrazer also offers ways to provide innovative engagements to students to support their learning development. It works in concert with the work of our teachers, success coaches, and other staff members to empower student and parent voice and agency in our system.

How is Phrazer currently used and how does is help your students, parents, staff and system?

It is currently being used to assist families in the enrollment process as well as in communicating health concerns about their student. Phrazer also provides relevant information to parents regarding available community resources. Additionally, we are pioneering a Phrazer program in the classroom setting with innovative parent-teacher engagements and student modules within a reading intervention program.

If you think about Phrazer’s capabilities and the future within your system - what are you most excited about?

I am excited to see how Phrazer can help us in further engaging and supporting our community, families, parents and students alike. I am also excited about the role it can play in helping us reconsider how we engage with parents and the function of long standing practices such as conferences. Phrazer’s capabilities help us think about new and innovative ways in which this could be done differently and more efficiently. Finally, I am excited about the positive feedback we received from parents and students utilizing Phrazer to enhance their educational experience.

If you would describe your experience working GeaCom in three words - which ones would that be? Please explain.  

Enlightening, challenging, rewarding - I chose these words because they really do sum up the experience. Enlightening because GeaCom is expert in communication and engagement, so we have learned a lot from them regarding this. It is truly a core competency of theirs. Challenging because through this experience, we are challenged to consider our status quo and how we can improve. And finally, rewarding as we see our innovative ideas become reality.

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