In the US only one in three people with anxiety and depression seek help. Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Health Economist & Management Consultant at THINK-Health, moderates a panel that covers emerging online mental health resources that can help bridge this gap. These demos introduce us to a variety of accessible, quality care for those that can’t and don’t get these services.
Julia Hoffman, Mobile Applications Lead for Mental Health Services at Veterans Affairs, demos the PTSD Coach. A mobile app developed by the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans affairs, they are hoping to fill the large gap between those who need PTSD treatment and those who go in to receive it. PTSD Coach has four major sections: learn about PTSD, self-assessement check list, manage symptoms, and find support.
Michael Laskoff, CEO, introduces us to AbilTo, which helps individuals manage life transitions and enjoy improved mental and physical health. Using video-chat, it delivers practical expertise to people at home so they can successfully confront the challenges of life transition.
Eve Phillips, CEO of Empower Interactive, demos their website Good Days Ahead (GDA). GDA is an interactive e-learning program that teaches individuals how to apply the principles of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) to overcome depression and anxiety. Clinicians and administrators can also access the program to securely monitor and track, as appropriate, their clients’ use of the system.
We talked with Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Principal at THINK-Health, about the biggest challenges, trends and developments in health care technology at the Health 2.0 San Francisco 2011 Fall Conference.
For more than a day the discussion has been about how health care can be cheaper, how Health 2.0 can advance research, and what to do about our national (and international crisis) with lifestyle induced disease. In the final session, some key players will discuss their vision for the future of health care, and the role Health 2.0 will play.