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CommonGround

Innovation Award

A web application that allows patients to most effectively use their time in a clinic waiting room to prepare for their time with a clinician.

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In the modern behavioral healthcare environment there is no time for waiting in clinic waiting rooms. In order to make the most of a 15-minute medication visit with a clinician, the patient needs to prepare to participate and collaborate with doctors in making the best decisions for treatment and recovery. CommonGround is a premier web application that is being used in clinics across Pennsylvania to do just that. 

Pat Deegan, PhD & Associates, LLC helps behavioral health organizations convert waiting rooms into Decision Support Centers (DSC’s). DSC’s are run by paid peer staff who themselves are people in recovery.  Peer staff help people use the CommonGround web application to prepare a 1-page Health Report for use during the medication appointment. People use the CommonGround web application each time they come to medication clinic.  Even people with low literacy and no computer skills can use the interactive touch screens.