Tech’s Role in Mental Health – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 64

Healthcare IT Today

For the 64th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Tech’s Role in Mental Health. Even before COVID-19, mental health was a really important topic.

Our Mental Health Crisis and Tech’s Role In It

Healthcare IT Today

Mental health has always had a challenging place in healthcare. First, it has suffered from an extreme amount of stigma (and still does) that has caused many people to avoid getting the mental health care they need.


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Health IT can help combat mental health crisis

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Enterprise Taxonomy: Short Headline: Health IT can help combat mental health crisis Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition Right Now Primary topic: Telehealth.

Ten Forces Shaping Health Care in 2021: A View from CVS Health

Health Populi

Expanding omni-channel, data-driven, cost-effective health care in the community, tailoring that care, and attending to mental health paint the picture of health through the lens of CVS Health. The EHR Hits Its Stride. The Mental Health Shadow of COVID-19.

Telehealth boosts mental health patient engagement, care plan compliance

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center, based in Jamaica, New York, operates outpatient mental health clinics in underserved communities in New York City. Prior to COVID-19, it provided 100% of services via in-person visits. Healthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication

Opeeka Announces Closing of $2M Seed Funding

Healthcare IT Today

Mental health is a hot topic these days and investors have taken note. Opeeka, an outcomes management software for mental health care providers, announced this week the close of $2 million in seed round funding led by a reputable group of strategic investors.

Health Consumers After COVID-19 – A View from the Consumer Technology Association

Health Populi

I covered the event here in Health Populi, as I have for most of the past decade, highlighting the growth of digital health and, this year, the expanding Internet of Healthy Things called-out by Dr. Joseph Kvedar in 2015. What a difference a public health crisis makes, accelerating digital health beyond fitness geeks, Quantified Self adherents, and smartwatch adopters. Telehealth, too, is embraced by 3 in 5 people for both physical and mental health services.

The COVID-19 Era Has Grown Health Consumer Demand for Virtual Care

Health Populi

What a difference a pandemic can make in accelerating patients’ adoption of digital health tools. health consumers’ growing digital health “muscles” in the form of demand and confidence in using virtual care.

Your Patient is Someone’s Student

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Dr. Sandy Whitehouse, Chief Medical Officer, Tickit Health. Anxiety, depression, and suicide rates, already rising pre-pandemic, are significantly increased amongst our youngest.

AccessHealth uses telemedicine to boost mental health visits by 10% during COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

COVID-19 spurred Houston-based AccessHealth to quickly scale up its telemedicine offerings, just as it did with most other health systems nationwide. And just like those other health systems, AccessHealth faced numerous challenges at first, in trying to adapt to this new normal.

How one mental health provider is using its own telehealth spinoff to boost virtual care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Harbor is a nonprofit mental health and substance use disorder treatment provider based in Toledo, Ohio, that has been addressing community needs for more than 100 years. It serves more than 23,000 individuals annually. It is a culture of continual quality improvement.

Breaking Down Barriers to High Quality Virtual Behavioral Health Care

Healthcare IT Today

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a much-needed spotlight on behavioral health in the U.S. Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring AbleTo behavioral health Behavioral Telehealth COVID-19 Mental Health Medical Licensure mental health Trip Hofer

New Healthcare Truths for 2021

Healthcare IT Today

Health IT Company Healthcare IT COVID-19 COVID-19 Vaccine Healthcare 2021 Healthcare Fraud Healthcare Interoperability Healthcare Predictions Hospital Readmission Penalties Hospital Readmissions Medicaid Medicare Star Ratings mental health Mike Noshay ONC Rural Hospitals TEFCA Telehealth Verinovum

CentralReach Acquires Behaviorsoft, a Fast-Growing End-To-End EMR Platform Catering to the Needs of Small Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy Providers

Healthcare IT Today

EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Behavioral Health EHR Behaviorsoft CentralReach Change Healthcare Chris Sullens EHR Acquisition EHR Consolidation Health IT Acquisition Mental Health EHR

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Health IT, mental health groups back bill to eliminate telehealth restrictions for opioid treatment


Health IT and behavioral health groups are backing Senate legislation that would allow Medicare beneficiaries to receive opioid addiction treatment via telehealth. The groups told lawmakers current restrictions “significantly limit the number of telebehavioral health visits available in Medicare

What #CES2019 5 Tech Trends to Watch Mean for Health/Care

Health Populi

As #CES2019 kicks off in Las Vegas with today’s first Media Day, the Consumer Technology Association presented its forecast on the 5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2019 — and they all play into health, wellness, and medical care. Digital Health Tech Empowers Patients. Here are how these five mega-trends can bolster our health and healthcare products and services over the next decade. ” #SDOH is the hashtag for “Social Determinants of Health.”

The Stress of the Caregiver: The Most Over-Utilized, Unpaid Stakeholder in U.S. Healthcare

Health Populi

healthcare system since Dr. Charles Safran testified with that statement to Congress way back in 2004 …an era where bipartisanship for health IT was a real thing. The vanguard of health care leaders has begun to recognize this value and importance delivered by unpaid caregivers.

Could a chat with a bot help improve mental health?

Digital Leaders HealthTech

To hear someone say we are facing a crisis in mental health is perhaps common to the point of cliché but it is a very real issue. The point is that demand for mental health services is far outweighing the available resources. Those who desperately need the support are faced with lengthy delays for appointments and the opportunities for early intervention are often missed and often sadly progress into more significant mental health issues.

Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

Health Populi

There’s a shortage of medical providers in the United Kingdom, a nation where healthcare is guaranteed to all Britons via the most beloved institution in the nation : The National Health Service. The NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary in July this year. The NHS “supply shortage” is a result of financial cuts to both social care and public health. He studies digital health passionately, personally, viscerally.

Making Health Care Better, from the N of 1 to the Public’s Health – Trend-Weaving Medecision Liberation 2019

Health Populi

Health and our health information are deeply personal. Changing health care and inspiring positive health behaviors is hard to do. But we must and we will, a group of inspiring and inspired people who work across the health/care ecosystem affirmed this week in Dallas at the conference of Medecision Liberation 2019. The inspiration started within minutes as Deb shared several personal stories involving the health care system and its flaws.

Great Expectations for Health Care: Patients Look for Consumer Experience and Trust in Salesforce’s Latest Research

Health Populi

health care economics, patients are now payors as health consumers with more financial skin in paying medical bills. As consumers, people have great expectations from the organizations on the supply side of health care — providers (hospitals and doctors), health insurance plans, pharma and medical device companies. This is a global study, conducted among health citizens from North America, Latin America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

Losing Connection with Patients During COVID-19 – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

HITsm C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Security and Privacy #HITsm Topics CISO FHIR Health IT Health IT Community Healthcare Communications mental health Patients Sarah Bennight


Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT): A Unique Approach to Pediatric Mental Health


In fact, with over 300 publications citing PCIT, this approach is one of the most well-researched, evidence-based practices in the field of pediatric mental health today. Its unique approach uses live coaching sessions guided by the therapist that involve both the parent and the child.

Building Trust and Truth in Patient Social Networks

Health Populi

” Trust and truth underpin health engagement, we learned in the first Edelman Health Engagement Barometer launched ten years ago. Those were the early days of the formation of patient social networks [Patients Like me was founded in 2004, and WEGO Health and Stupid Cancer in 2007]. Those communities have matured and a decade later, led to the New England Journal of Medicine ‘s Catalyst community assessing how social networks can improve patient health.

COVID-19 MixTape

Healthcare IT Today

Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT COVID-19 COVID-19 mixtape mental healthFinding ways to stay energized and inspired during this time is important – not just for productivity reasons but to keep our sanity as well.

Listening to Osler Listening to the Patient – Liberating Health Care at Medecision Liberation 2019

Health Populi

This year is the centennial of Dr. Osler’s passing, so it’s especially timely that I introduce this post with his legendary assertion in the context of kicking off the 2019 Medecision Liberation conference. I was engaged for that meeting to do my brand of “trend-weaving” throughout the conference, as well as be a featured speaker on the theme of consumerism in health care. Terri Kline, President and CEO (retired), Health Alliance Plan.

Koa Health Closes Oversubscribed €30M series A to Accelerate Growth Following Spin-out from Telefónica

Healthcare IT Today

Koa Health, a digital mental healthcare provider offering personalized solutions backed by science, today announced it closed an oversubscribed €30 million ($36 million) Series A funding round.

Physicians in America – Too Many Burned Out, Depressed, and Not Getting Support

Health Populi

The subtitle, “The Generational Divide,” tells a bit part of the subtext of this annual report that’s always jarring and impactful for both its raw numbers and implications for both patient care and the larger health care system in America.

MEDITECH eh – Investment in Canadian EHR Market Pays Off

Healthcare IT Today

Ambulatory EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Canadian EHR Christine Parent EHR Canada Interior Health Authority Meditech MEDITECH Expanse Ontario Shores for Mental HealthWhen MEDITECH released their latest statistics for their Canadian operations, I was floored – 47% market share and 35 years of collaboration in Canada.

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Healthcare Just Got SMAC’ed – Accenture’s Post-Digital Era for Health

Health Populi

Social, mobile, analytics and the cloud now underpin the health care industry. We’ve been SMAC’ed, and Accenture’s Digital Health Tech Vision 2019 believes we’re in a post-digital era ripe with opportunity. Adopting these applications can help health care reduce costs, drive labor efficiency and support people-centered design and experience. Now they’re frightened of leaving it. Everyone’s weaving it.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Turbocharged Digital Health Investment in 2020

Health Populi

2020 will be remembered for disruption and dislocation on many fronts; among the major blips in the year will be it remembered as the largest funding year for digital health recorded, according to Rock Health’s report on the 3Q2020 digital health funding.

Emerging with A Stronger Healthcare System Post-COVID: NAM’s Lessons Learned

Health Populi

health care system that existed before the public health crisis. What lessons can be learned from the COVID-19 stress-test to build American health care back better? recognizing and re-committing energy and resources to social determinants of health and health justice.

What the Latest Pew Consumer Data Means for #HIMSS18

Health Populi

But in the past year, the percentage of people using Facebook and its corporate sister YouTube has flattened, based on the survey report, Social Media Use in 2018 from the Pew Research Center. Health Populi’s Hot Points : Health is social: isolation is a social determinant for ill health. The obvious pearl is that not all social networks fit all people: when you’re a marketing a health care service or product, know your end-user’s media preferences.

Consumers’ Embrace of Digital Health Tech Stalls, and Privacy Concerns Prevail – Accenture’s 2020 Research

Health Populi

Millions of dollars and developers’ time have been invested in conceiving and making digital health tools. Use of mobile apps to track personal health activity fell from nearly 1 in 2 consumers to 1 in 3. Just 1 in 5 people see these as benefits of adopting digital health tech.

COVID-19 Accelerated Digital Health Investments…But It Helps to Be Bigger, Mature and Scaling

Health Populi

“Compare digital health to airlines, cruise lines, and other industries” and the sector looks quite privileged, opined Matthew Holt in a discussion on a study diving deeply into the State of Digital Health , conducted by Catalyst @ Health 2.0

New Technology In Hospitals Helping to Keep Kids Healthy and Healed

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The reasons for these ER trips range from poisonings and infections to mental health conditions and diabetes, plus a host of terrifying […]. Editorial Augmented reality Brooke Faulkner children healthcare technology health IT safety improvements tech in children's hospitalsBy Brooke Faulkner, freelance writer; @faulknercreek.

Costs, Consumerism, Cyber and Care, Everywhere – The 2019 Health Populi TrendCast

Health Populi

The tea leaves have been brewing here at THINK-Health as we prepared our 2019 forecast at the convergence of consumers, health, and technology. Here’s our trend-weaving of 4 C’s for 2019: costs, consumerism, cyber and care, everywhere… Health care costs will continue to be a mainstream pocketbook issue for patients and caregivers, with consequences for payors, suppliers and ultimately, policymakers. Today is Boxing Day and St.

Technologies and strategies to maintain productivity during telehealth transition

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

For Executive Mental Health in Los Angeles, California, and the clients served by Executive Mental Health, these restrictions created two significant problems related to the continuation of patient care and the safety of clinicians and ancillary staff.

Telehealth helps one provider org overcome rural and pandemic challenges

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center (CCRLC) in Owen, Wisconsin, is a rural healthcare provider that offers its patients a small-town, patient-centered care focus. There are many vendors of telemedicine technology and services on the health IT market today.

How a hardware overhaul made much more telemedicine possible at a small health center

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Before the pandemic struck earlier this year, Central Kansas Mental Health Center in Salina, Kansas, had a small telehealth setup that started out of necessity over a lack of doctors available in its rural area. " Steve Swenson, Central Kansas Mental Health Center.