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Providers turn to technology for help with mental-health puzzle
Modern Healthcare

Like many providers, Boston-based Steward Health Care System is taking on an increasing amount of financial risk for health outcomes. It now has hundreds of thousands of patients under risk-based contracts. But the 11-hospital group identified a weak link in those efforts—behavioral health, a field that is often considered separate and distinct from physical health, but nevertheless can have a dramatic impact on issues ranging from treatment compliance to readmissions.