Wisconsin Health Plan Tests Digital Health Treatment for Panic Disorder

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The Children’s Community Health Plan is using a digital therapeutic to improve patient engagement and give members dealing with panic disorder an alternative to medication or emergency in-person treatment.

Healthcare providers and payers often look for alternatives to medication in treating chronic conditions, especially those experienced by children. One increasingly popular example is digital therapeutics, which can be delivered virtually, though an mHealth app, when and where needed.

The Children’s Community Health Plan (CCHP)¬†is seeing success with one such treatment for members dealing with PTSD and panic disorder. The Milwaukee-based health management organization, an affiliate of¬†Children’s Wisconsin, recently made a digital health platform developed by Freespira available for free to its 150,000 members, roughly 60% of which are children, and saw success in roughly 70% of the people who used the platform.

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