Prairie Ridge Adopts Mvix's Digital Signage Platform to Address Substance Abuse

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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STERLING, VA: Prairie Ridge Integrated Behavioral Healthcare, a private, not-for-profit corporation delivering quality addiction treatment and prevention services join forces with Mvix and will be leveraging their cloud-based digital signage platform, to manage an entire network from one access point, coupled with easy access through internet. Mvix are the developers of technology and products for HD turnkey digital signage solutions, interactive digital kiosk systems, video wall solutions and content management systems. Their digital signage services help advertising content and messages, displaying them on dynamic digital signs, with a common goal of delivering targeted messages.

Substance abuse costs amount to a significant value, often more than the aggregate expense of cancer and diabetes. The healthcare industry realizing the need to reduce such expenses is dispersing efficient support tools to cut down substance abuse using tools such as the ICT. Residential programs, low-intensity and high-intensity outpatient services, as well as relapse-prevention training, individual and group counseling, and 12-Step meetings are some prevention and treatment options employed by them to help rehabilitate their patients.

Digital signage, is an effective tool that displays information such as skills to achieve and maintain abstinence and improve social functioning, which in turn motivates them for the better. Moreover, patients mostly prefer to maintain anonymity about their addiction issues when asked upfront and digital screens are just the thing where they can comfortably acknowledge drug use and psychiatric symptoms.

Mark Harrington, IT Coordinator, Prairie Ridge says, "One key aspect of treatment is keeping patients on track throughout the day. The digital signage network in our facility is doing a great job of assisting our patients with their schedules without using paper."

Current and new patients are easily getting familiar with the recovery processes using the digital signage screens. These screens also help counselors, so that they don’t have to repeat basic information multiple times, deal with difficult patients, and tackle emotionally draining issues. All they have to do is offload the routine or standard information to a large display, giving them ample time to concentrate on individual patient needs.

"Prairie Ridge Addiction Treatment Services has developed a reputation of quality in their care and processes," adds Mike Kilian, Director of Business Development, Mvix. "We're honored to provide a technology tool that's helping them improve their care for their patients and staff alike."