Technology in Behavioral Health – FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - April 2014
Mental Health Information - Vol. 4 Issue 3
Published by athealth.com - http://athealth.com

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1. HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR (HRSA)
Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Care Through Technology
Telehealth, using videoconferencing, promises to increase access to behavioral health care.
http://1.usa.gov/1ne5W5u

2. MICROSOFT RESEARCH
Predicting Depression via Social Media
The study demonstrated the potential of using Twitter as a tool for measuring and predicting major depression in individuals.
http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/192721/icwsm_13.pdf

3. HEALTHCARE INFORMATION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS SOCIETY (HIMSS)
The Value of Health Information Technology in Behavioral Health: A Health Information Exchange Focus
The goal of this white paper is to both educate and advocate for change by raising awareness of the value of behavioral health information technology.
http://bit.ly/QrBHu9

4. MASSACHUSETTS CHILD PSYCHIATRY ACCESS PROJECT (MCPAP)
Adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Using the CRAFFT Screening Tool
This kit provides the resources treatment providers need to efficiently incorporate the CRAFFT.
http://www.mcpap.com/pdf/CRAFFT%20Screening%20Tool.pdf

5. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Mobile Technologies in the Study, Assessment, and Treatment of Serious Mental Illness
The incorporation of various mobile devices in support of prevention and treatment initiatives across biomedical and behavioral disciplines is growing rapidly.
http://bit.ly/1h7eTFK

6. COUNSELING TODAY
Technology in Counseling: Keeping Your Marbles in the Game
We need disparate voices at the table to help sort out what technologies may be effectively used in the field, and how they may be safely and appropriately implemented.
http://bit.ly/P8DrHD

7. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Behavioral Health IT Innovations Conference
This website contains fifteen short, informational videos from presentations made at a recent behavioral health IT conference.
http://obssr.od.nih.gov/behavioral_health_IT/videos.html

8. CHILDHOOD OBESITY
iPhone App Adherence to Expert-Recommended Guidelines for Pediatric Obesity Prevention
With notable exceptions, many of today's children's health apps have been designed without expert recommendations in mind and, therefore, are unlikely to be valuable tools in the health behavior change.
http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdf/10.1089/chi.2013.0084

9. PSYCHIATRIC TIMES
Telepsychiatry: The Perils of Using Skype
Use of Skype or similar VoIP communications systems still presents some privacy risks.
http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/blog/telepsychiatry-perils-using-skype