MYnd Analytics and Carolina Partners in Mental Healthcare are teaming up to provide personalized care to veterans and civilians seeking quality evidence based mental health care. Carolina Partners, a 25 clinic outpatient psychiatry group practice based in Durham, N.C., is the first non-governmental site to launch the SMART-MD protocol for Veterans. This randomized, double-blind, multi-site clinical study will enroll patients—including veterans, active service members and their families—with a primary diagnosis of depression.
Carolina Partners executed a PEER Services agreement which provides access to PEER for clinicians in all of its locations.
“At Carolina Partners, we empower our providers with information,” said Stan Monroe, Carolina Partners CEO. “Utilizing PEER and participating in the SMART-MD trial keeps our doctors on the cutting edge of evidence-based care and brings our patients the best quality care.”
“Our mission is to assist physicians in selecting the best targeted treatment for each patient, and with Carolina Partners, we're teaming up with a leader in evidence-based care," said George Carpenter, MYnd Analytics CEO.
PEER is a predictive medicine technology developed by MYND which combines an EEG scan of brain function with the largest registry of long-term outcomes in the world to assist physicians in selecting the medication which is most likely to work on a specific patient’s brain. A recently released military trial showed a reduction in suicidality by over 75% when physicians followed PEER recommendations, 2.5 times greater adherence to PEER-recommended therapy by patients, and three times higher medication efficacy than physicians treating as usual without the benefit of PEER.
“Studies continue to confirm the value of PEER information, and we look forward to working with Carolina Partners and rolling the technology out to more providers in the U.S. and Canada,” said Carpenter.