Improving Mental Health With Digital Tools

Thursday, August 12 at 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PST
Venetian, Marco Polo 701
National Institute of Mental Health data shows that more than 17.3 million U.S. adults have suffered from an episode of major depression in the past year, and one in three are afflicted by an anxiety disorder. Mental health conditions often go underdiagnosed and undertreated. People are also facing added pressures from COVID-19, which is causing isolation, fear of the virus and financial pressures. When the Froedtert & MCW health network instituted routine depression screenings with its patients, it needed options for providers to meet patients' mental health needs. It expanded its ability to deliver behavioral health services by implementing a digital health app and platform that its primary care and behavioral health caregivers can prescribe as part of a treatment program directly from their EHR workflow. This digital health approach gives deeper insight into patient enrollment and severity. It has resulted in significant improvements in patient depression and anxiety markers.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate digital pathways for measuring engaged patients
  • Determine ways to tie into existing workflows to encourage utilization
  • Identify opportunity for scaling the program
ABPM 1.0, CAHIMS 1.0, CME 1.0, CNE 1.0, CPHIMS 1.0
CMIO/CMO, CIO/CTO/CTIO/Senior IT, Physician or Physician’s Assistant


Bradley Crotty, FACP, MPH, MD
Chief Digital Engagement Officer and Internist
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network - Inception Health
Mike McSherry
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Xealth, Inc.