Friday, 21 August 2015
Mental eHealth care: hype or reality? Minddistrict at EHI Live 2014
This year’s EHI Live 2014 had a lot of excellent seminars on offer. Fennie Wiepkema from Minddistrict gave a thought-provoking seminar on the topic of a key area of my research – mental eHealth.
A summary of the seminar, along with some additional points from Mind District’s ‘Smart Interventions’ white paper are detailed below.
The NHS and mental eHealth
On the 25th of September 2014 the Mental Health Network NHS Confederation published a paper discussing the future of mental health and digital technology. The paper detailed how patients are increasingly using digital technology and as a result their expectations are changing. Patients want more insight into their treatment, more transparency and actively want to take part in their treatment. As a result of this the NHS is now focused on modernising mental health in accordance with patient expectations by investigating the feasibility of integrating mental eHealth into their health services.
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Authored by Matthew Bennion
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