Aug 21, 2018
The Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS), housed in UW-Madison’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has received a $3.7 million, five-year grant to serve as the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center for Region 5, which includes Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio.
Apr 24, 2017
The Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies has been awarded a 5 year/4.2 million dollar grant from NIH's National Heart, Lung and Blood institute to study the effects of an eHealth intervention for older adults with chronic conditions.
Apr 7, 2017
A new smartphone app promises to help recovering alcoholics following treatment, adding yet another example of how technology can optimize and personalize care.
Jan 18, 2017
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government has recognized A-CHESS, a smartphone app for addiction treatment and recovery support, as part of the 100 programs named as semifinalists in the 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards competition.
Jun 9, 2016
CHESS researcher Ryan Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Infectious Disease, has been awarded nearly $2.3 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH-NIDA) for a proposal entitled, "Optimizing HIV care for patients with substance use disorders using predictive analytics in a mobile health application (A-CHESS)".
May 12, 2016
CHESS Director Dave Gustafson provides an update of how close we are to our original A-CHESS vision, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning we still have a long way to go, and 5 meaning, we're there, but don't unbuckle your seat-belt just yet.
May 1, 2016
The study found that not only did the A-CHESS app users report fewer risky drinking days, but also that smartphone app users had a higher likelihood of consistent abstinence from alcohol.
Feb 9, 2016
An article from the New York Times discussing post treatment options including A-CHESS partners Gosnold on Cape Cod and James McKay, Director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center on the Continuum of Care in the Addictions.