FeelingBetterNow.com was created to help individuals get the right care at the right place at the right time. Symptoms needed to be identified earlier. Care needed to be made more available. Changes had to be made to achieve best practice care.
The innovation began with making FeelingBetterNow® a web-based platform for mental health management and delivery. FeelingBetterNow.com launched in 2006 and was inexpensive, scalable, and available anywhere at any time, to anyone. Importantly, users could access it anonymously — without fear and without stigma — and they could do so early.
Further innovation was needed to achieve best practice care. Education and assessment alone do not change outcomes — there has to be a connection between the assessment and an immediate plan of action. To achieve this, Dr. Ozersky and the FBN team developed algorithms to determine an individual’s risk levels and create simple, actionable care plans based on proven clinical guidelines.