Advanced Screening Made Simple

Advanced health screening made simple

JL Ward Associates

We work with Indian Health programs to improve their screening services through innovative technology.

JL Ward Associates

We work with Indian Health programs to improve their screening services through innovative technology.

About J.L. Ward Associates, Inc.

Screendox was created by J.L. Ward Associates, Inc. (JLWA), an American Indian-owned consulting firm specializing in Indian health care. Over the past 18 years, JLWA has worked with tribal and urban Indian health programs, and the U.S. Indian Health Service (IHS) in 12 states to evaluate, plan, and develop behavioral health screening and intervention services.
For more information about JLWA, please visit our website at jlwardassociates.com.
 

About J.L. Ward Associates, Inc.

ScreenDox was created by J.L. Ward Associates, Inc. (JLWA), an American Indian-owned consulting firm specializing in Indian health care. Over the past 18 years, JLWA has worked with tribal and urban Indian health programs, and the U.S. Indian Health Service in 12 states to evaluate, plan, and develop outpatient and residential treatment, integrated care, and behavioral health screening services.
For more information about JLWA, please visit our website at jlwardassociates.com.
 

Why We Created Screendox

The IHS worked with JLWA to evaluate behavioral health screening barriers and best practices at 54 tribal, urban Indian, and IHS health centers nationwide. Fourteen (14) of these health centers had the highest GPRA behavioral health screening rates in the nation. We learned from the evaluation and created a software application to eliminate the barriers and apply these best practices.

In 2009, we started work with Software System and Services International, Inc. (3Si2), the IHS, and Riverside-San Bernardino County Health, Inc. (RSBCIHI), the largest tribal health organization in California, to develop, test, and demonstrate a new software application (Screendox) to improve screening, care, and prevalence rate identification.

Screendox, allows Indian health programs, for the first time, to electronically screen patients for depression, suicidal ideation, alcohol use, tobacco use, domestic/intimate partner violence, and non-medical drug use in their medical, behavioral health, and other departments.

 

Why We Created Screendox

The U.S. Indian Health Service (IHS) worked with J.L. Ward Associates, Inc. to evaluate behavioral health screening barriers and best practices at 54 tribal, urban Indian, and IHS health centers nationwide. Fourteen (14) of these health centers had the highest GPRA behavioral health screening rates in the nation. We learned from the evaluation and created a software application to eliminate the barriers and apply these best practices.

In 2009, we started work with Software System and Services International, Inc., the U.S. Indian Health Service, and Riverside-San Bernardino County Health, Inc. (RSBCIHI), the largest tribal health organization in California, to develop, test, and demonstrate a new software application (Screendox) to improve screening, care, and prevalence rate identification.

Screendox, allows Indian health programs, for the first time, to electronically screen patients for depression, suicidal ideation, alcohol use, tobacco use, domestic/intimate partner violence, and non-medical drug use in their medical, behavioral health, and other departments.

 

What We Learned About Behavioral Health Screening Barriers and Best Practices

James Ward and Thais Turner, LMFT discuss behavioral health screening barriers and best practices at tribal, urban Indian, and IHS health centers nationwide.
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What we learned about behavioral health screening barriers and best practices

James Ward and Thais Turner, LMFT discuss behavioral health screening barriers and best practices at tribal, urban Indian, and IHS health centers nationwide.
Watch the video