BMJ, 7 September 2016
If you search online for “apps for depression” you’ll get more than a million hits. “People are starting to assume you can get therapy on a smartphone and we won’t need CBT to be provided by health services anymore,” explained Rona Moss-Morris, King’s College London professor of psychology as applied to medicine, at a media update on cognitive behavioural therapy this week. But most people, when asked, choose therapy from a person rather than an app, she said.
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BMC Medicine 2015, 13:205
Authors: Paul Wicks and Emil Chiauzzi
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Department of Health, July 2015
The aim of this study was to identify and gain insight into international examples of best practice where the use of new drugs, devices and diagnostics were already being accelerated. The study explored systems across the world through which drugs, devices and diagnostics pass rapidly, identifying what works both in theory and in practice.
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Digital Health Intelligence, 2 June 2015
Oxehealth has completed a six-month proof of concept study using camera-based health monitoring software at a high security mental health hospital….
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Department of Health, 13 November 2014
This policy paper from the Department of Health is not a strategy in the conventional sense. It is not a national plan, but a framework for action that will support frontline staff, patients and citizens to take better advantage of the digital opportunity.
Better use of data and technology has the power to improve health, transform the quality and reduce the cost of health and care services.
- give patients and citizens more control over their health and wellbeing
- empower carers
- reduce the administrative burden for care professionals
- support the development of new medicines and treatments
This framework has been developed based on evidence from many sources, including civil society and patient organisations, as well as directly from service users.
The National Information Board will report annually on progress made against the priorities detailed in this framework and review them each year to reflect changing technology and accommodate new requirements from the public and staff. The proposals in this framework are not comprehensive but they represent the core and immediate priorities for delivery of modern digital health and care services.
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