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U Squared Interactive welcomes Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital

U2 Interactive is delighted to welcome Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital (ABBHH) as a new customer.

Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital is part of Alexian Brothers Health System in Arlington Heights, IL, with the psychiatric hospital being the 7th largest behavioral health provider in the country.

Gary Dean from ABBHH said "This is an important opportunity to provide services with a new and innovative approach. We are extremely pleased to be working in partnership with U2 Interactive to make Beating the Blues available within our services. With Beating the Blues we have found an affordable, evidence based and innovative solution that will empower clients to take a more active role in managing their overall health by treating their depression and anxiety. We also believe we will effectively and easily touch more lives through the use of this online treatment tool and plan to use it to both support current services and as an adjunct treatment option to traditional office based services for clients who contact us for services. With advances in technology, integration efforts with primary care and cuts to mental health funding, it is important to look for quality treatment options that are also cost effective. Beating the Blues is all that. ABBHH values the scientific research behind Beating the Blues and anticipates our clients will achieve positive outcomes with this exciting patient centered approach to care."

John Smith, Chief Operating Officer at U2 Interactive, said "we are very excited at the opportunity to work with the team at ABBHH. They bring the kind of professionalism, vision and approach that will ensure the successful implementation of Beating the Blues. With increasing pressure on budgets and the need to demonstrate measurable outcomes we believe that Beating the Blues will add significant value to their high quality services."

About U2 Interactive - U2 Interactive's mission is to support all healthcare stakeholder communities in creating innovative and cost effective computer based solutions for everyday health problems, lifestyle issues, and long-term conditions. U2 Interactive believes in delivering evidenced based treatment via interactive and easy to use software programs. U2 is jointly owned by UPMC & Ultrasis PLC and head quartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

About Beating The BluesUS - is the American version of Beating the Blues, a computerized CBT program that has treated over 300,000 people worldwide. There are 22 peer-reviewed and published studies that demonstrate its effectiveness at treating mild and moderate depression and anxiety conditions. In the US it is already deployed in large integrated delivery health systems, health insurers, behavioral health organizations, employers and within the VA and DoD.

Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, located in Hoffman Estates, IL, is a leader in behavioral health care. They provide a comprehensive array of mental health and addiction treatment services for the communities they serve. Treatment provided is based on the unique strengths, needs, and experiences of each individual, and goals are specifically designed to manage symptoms and improve the overall quality of life. More information is available on their website at www.ABBHH.org

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