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Daily Briefing – October 11, 2019

Implementation best practices: Teeing up telemedicine – Healthcare IT News “Telemedicine has been gaining a lot of steam in recent years. And it has become an increasingly important component of healthcare delivery. As a result, provider organization CIOs and other health IT leaders have had their hands full finding and implementing new telemedicine technologies to […]

Daily Briefing – October 10, 2019

Global Study Gives Perspective On Mental Health Struggles At Work – Forbes “There are at least four national awareness days in October dedicated to drawing people’s attention to mental health issues. There’s National Bullying Prevention Month, National Depression Screening Day (October 10) Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 6–12) and National ADHD Awareness Month. With so […]

Daily Briefing – October 9, 2019

Large Study Reveals PTSD Has Strong Genetic Component Like Other Psychiatric Disorders – UC San Diego Health “Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders, affecting some 8 million adults at some point in their lifetime in the United States. Despite this, it is not clear why only some people who […]

Daily Briefing – October 8, 2019

California Launches First Statewide Mental Health Line – Assembly Member Phil Ting District 19 “Debut coincides with World Mental Health Day on Oct 10th San Francisco – The California Peer-Run Warm Line officially opened today, offering free non-emergency emotional support and referrals to anyone in the state via telephone or instant messaging. This service is […]

Daily Briefing – October 5, 2019

Driven By Need for Data and Improved Access, Outcomes, the Future of Psychiatry Is Digital – AJMC “During a presentation about the future of psychiatry at a meeting of mental health professionals, Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD, asked his audience to raise their hands if they were already practicing telepsychiatry. Scattered around the packed convention center ballroom, […]

Daily Briefing – October 4, 2019

Humana’s chief strategy officer: Insurance giant is shifting to be a healthcare company – FierceHealthcare “NEW YORK CITY—Insurance giant Humana operates a mail-order pharmacy, has more than 230 owned or alliance primary care clinics and a large home health care provider, Kindred at Home. And the payer continues to build out capabilities to address members’ […]

Daily Briefing – October 3, 2019

Telepsychiatry Market Set to Surge Significantly During 2017 – 2025 – BitGmx “Telemedicine can be defined as the process of providing healthcare services through technology, primarily through the usage of videoconferencing. Telepsychiatry is a sub-segment of telemedicine, which provides a range of mental health solutions such as therapies, including family therapy, individual therapy, and group […]

Daily Briefing – October 1, 2019

Moving mental health to the forefront of care – BCBS Progress Health “For decades, those struggling with behavioral and mental health problems have lived with a stigma and too often have suffered in the dark. More recently, a growing awareness of the impact mental health conditions have on the nation’s high prevalence of chronic conditions […]

Daily Briefing – September 28, 2019

FDA clarifies how it will regulate digital health and artificial intelligence – Yahoo! News “The Food and Drug Administration has issued new guidelines on how it will regulate mobile health software and products that use artificial intelligence to help doctors decide how to treat patients. The guidelines, contained in a pair of documents released Thursday […]

Daily Briefing – September 27, 2019

AI helps scientists predict depression outcomes – Newswise “Newswise — DALLAS – Sept. 25, 2019 – The psychiatry field has long sought answers to explain why antidepressants help only some people. Watch video: AI helps scientists predict depression outcomes Is a patient’s recovery due merely to a placebo effect – the self-fulfilling belief that a […]