- March, 08 2018
- Kathleen Qu, M.Sc
After a rigorous review, the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) qualified Mensante as a Vendor of Record (VOR) for substance use disorder solutions. Mensante’s mental health and addiction service, FeelingBetterNow®, is now available through the OTN VOR arrangement – https://otn.ca/innovationcentre/substance-use-disorder/
– all of Ontario’s Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and their hospitals, community resources, addiction centers, Family Health Teams, healthcare providers, and all Ontarians within a LHIN’s catchment area.
Mensante’s FeelingBetterNow® is an innovative online mental health and addictions service currently available to over one million Canadians.
By way of FeelingBetterNow’s Assessments and Self-Management Toolbox, Mensante’s team of mental health experts across both the psycho-social and medical domains developed the comprehensive, evidence based, award winning service which facilitates best practice outcomes in Addictions Solutions and related mental health concerns.
Mensante’s customers include 18 universities and colleges, first responders, several insurers, hospitals and large corporations. Its supporters include Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Foo of The Canterbury Clinic which focuses on addictions and mental health concerns, Dr. Halparin of Halton Hills Family Health Teams, and Mr. John Mayberry former CEO of Dofasco, are pleased to be a part of FeelingBetterNow®.
“We are delighted to hear FeelingBetterNow® qualified as a VOR. We have been using the mental health program to support our staff at Kingston Health Sciences Centre and have found it to be a very comprehensive, user-friendly, and accessible tool for all mental health concerns. Mensante is a strong collaborative partner for us in our mental health initiatives. Congratulations on this wonderful and well-deserved honor!”
-Joanna Noonan, Director of Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness, Kingston Health Sciences Centre
“As a long-time practitioner in the field of addictions and mental health, I have used FeelingBetterNow® for my patients who battle with concurrent substance and mental disorders. Also, in my part time role as an occupational physician at Ford Canada, my team is impressed by its usability and high level of acceptance by Ford. I am highly impressed by FBN with respect to its comprehensive assessments, precision and accuracy. I strongly believe FeelingBetterNow® is a catalyst for standardizing mental health treatment through augmenting traditional care. FeelingBetterNow® sheds light on all possible mental health concerns of the individual and guides the physician to identify comorbidities and use evidence-based approaches in every single case. They have developed a simple yet effective process that can be universally implemented in clinics across Ontario.”
-Dr. Suan-Seh Foo, MD, Medical Director, The Cantebury Clinic
“FeelingBetterNow®, was successfully implemented and very much appreciated by all members of the Dofasco Team. As someone who has been involved with the major corporations in Canada I’m profoundly aware of the losses in productivity and human suffering that mental disorders bring. I have been very proud to be associated with FeelingBetterNow® as an adviser and congratulate them on this major achievement.”
-John Mayberry, CM, BA, PSYCH, LLD, Former CEO of Dofasco Former Director of The Bank of Nova Scotia
“As an advisor to the process that led to the development of Family Health Team, Chair of the Board of the Halton Hills Family Health Team and an early adopter of FeelingBetterNow® for our patients, I am a strong advocate for leveraging technology in the field of mental health support. FeelingBetterNow® provides a cost-effective platform for optimizing and integrating the continuum of primary mental health care delivery. FeelingBetterNow® is a trusted, evidence-based ecosystem that connects patients, families, counsellors, nurse practitioners, and physicians to evidence-based resources for effective collaborative care. I congratulate the Mensante team on winning the VOR. I look forward to seeing the program implemented in local communities.”
-Dr. Elliot Halparin, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Chair of the board of the Halton Hills Family Health Team
Mensante is committed to a long-lasting, beneficial relationship with OTN and the LHINs to ensure Ontarians receive the best possible care.