Views from the Top: Can Technology and Innovation Advance Behavioral Healthcare?
The pandemic elevated awareness of the vulnerability of our individual mental health and modified the way society thinks about mental health. This path toward enlightenment can give way to thinking differently about behavioral health care. For example, we’ve witnessed in the past few years, how technology has opened opportunities in behavioral health support and data collection. Mobile devices and apps are giving doctors and patients methods to access help, monitor progress, and increase understanding of mental wellbeing. However, with every advancement, there comes some uncertainty. Presently, there is little industry regulation and limited proof of effectiveness, which can lead some to wonder if we should trust the new methods of care. HIMSS has assembled of panel of experts with a variety of perspectives to discuss the current state of behavioral health care, the potential and problems technology could introduce to care, and what the future of could bring.