Using Mobile Apps to Improve Care for Behavioral Health Patients

December 26, 2017 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


​Considering that more than 77% of individuals in the United States own a smartphone, "wouldn't it be great if we could harness the power of smartphone technology" to supplement and enhance care for behavioral health patients? asked Liza Hoffman, MSW, LCSW, mental health care partner lead, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), speaking on December 12, 2017, at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum in Orlando, Florida. Hoffman and Emily Benedetto, MSW, LCSW, program manager, Primary Care and Mental Health Integration, CHA, shared CHA's experience using mobile apps as part of their integrated behavioral health program in the health system's 12 primary care clinics and 3 hospitals.

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