Session ID: 
260

Digital Therapeutics for Mental Health: Real-World Results

1:00pm - 2:00pm Thursday, March 12
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W300

Description

The prevalence of mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety, is increasing dramatically worldwide, and current models of mental healthcare are not able to cover this huge demand. Innovation in terms of service provision and treatment alternatives is needed, and is where digital health solutions can play a key role. This proposal will report on the results of a randomized controlled trial, aimed to test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of digital therapeutics for individuals with depression and anxiety when deployed within a stepped-care model of mental health care in the UK. A second goal is to explain how the outcomes from this trial are complementary to the implementation of digital therapeutics into US healthcare organizations. A case study with OSF healthcare in Illinois shows the effectiveness of digital mental health treatments, similar to those presented in the trial, and how these collaborations build potential for future work and improvement of health care at scale.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe insights into the effects that digital therapeutics produces in terms of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness and the ability to maintain these effects 1 year later
  • Analyze the complexities and challenges of implementing digital therapeutics within current mental health care services and what factors contribute to an optimal implementation
  • Assess the potential benefits of digital therapeutics when implemented within mental health services in order to address the increasing burden of mental health conditions
  • Identify how stepped care approaches for the treatment of depression and anxiety, where the treatment intensity is matched with the severity of the symptoms, enables healthcare organizations to offer treatments more efficiently and in a timely manner
  • Recognize how digital therapeutics have been successfully implemented within a US healthcare organization and what are the results and learnings from this experience

Speaker(s)

Chief Executive Officer,
SilverCloud Health
Manager of Behavioral Health ,
OSF HealthCare System

Continuing Education Credits

ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience

Chief Quality, Chief Clin Transformation Officer
CMIO/CMO
Population Health Management Professional

Level

Intermediate