Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare Selects Owl to Support Clinical Decision-Making and Expand Capacity for Services

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Community mental health center chooses Owl, to give clinicians and management the outcomes data needed to deliver effective, efficient care.

Owl, a behavioral health technology company, today announced that Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare, an innovative community behavioral health center serving Nassau County and Northeast Florida, has selected Owl as its measurement-based care platform to give clinicians evidence-based tools that improve patient engagement and clinical outcomes.

Owl will support Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare’s initiative to streamline and automate measurement-based care, where patients regularly report on their symptoms using evidence-based assessments and providers review results to inform treatment decisions and share progress with patients.

“We are dedicated to providing exceptional care, so having a tangible way for clinicians to measure treatment effectiveness and for patients to see their own progress is invaluable,” said Laureen Pagel, CEO of Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare. “Measurement-based care is the future of the industry, and Owl makes it easy for patients and burden-free for clinicians. I love everything Owl has to offer.”

– Laureen Pagel, CEO, Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare

Pagel will also begin to serve on the board of directors for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing this month as a recently-elected board member.

Setting itself apart in the industry, Owl customer data shows a 72.6% reduction in time to remission and a 14.6% increase in capacity with existing resources for regular users on its platform.

Pagel explained, “We have a capacity issue due to a lack of workforce. By partnering with Owl, Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare will strategically and successfully move patients through care to create space for others who need our services.” 

“Owl can now prove what’s already been shown in research on measurement-based care—our customers are improving patient outcomes when they use our platform,” said Eric Meier, CEO and President of Owl. “We are proud to partner with innovative organizations like Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare to improve behavioral health outcomes and expand capacity for services.”

– Eric Meier, CEO and President, Owl

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About Owl: Owl’s measurement-based care platform goes beyond measuring outcomes. Rich, actionable data helps behavioral health organizations increase access to care, improve clinical outcomes, and more—all while using existing clinical resources. Leading organizations, including Ascension Illinois, Recovery Centers of America, and Aurora Mental Health Center, rely on Owl to expand access to care, improve clinical outcomes, and prepare for value-based care. Get better data, better insights, and better outcomes with Owl. Learn more at

About Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare: Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services to children, teens and adults in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. The non-profit agency serves more than 3,000 individuals each year and has been serving the region for more than 30 years. Starting Point is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information, please visit


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