Smartphones in mental health: a critical review of background issues, current status and future concerns

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Title: Smartphones in mental health: a critical review of background issues, current status and future concerns
Authors: Bauer, Michael
Glenn, Tasha
Geddes, John
Gitlin, Michael
Grof, Paul
Kessing, Lars V
Monteith, Scott
Faurholt-Jepsen, Maria
Severus, Emanuel
Whybrow, Peter C
Date: 2020-01-10
Abstract: Abstract There has been increasing interest in the use of smartphone applications (apps) and other consumer technology in mental health care for a number of years. However, the vision of data from apps seamlessly returned to, and integrated in, the electronic medical record (EMR) to assist both psychiatrists and patients has not been widely achieved, due in part to complex issues involved in the use of smartphone and other consumer technology in psychiatry. These issues include consumer technology usage, clinical utility, commercialization, and evolving consumer technology. Technological, legal and commercial issues, as well as medical issues, will determine the role of consumer technology in psychiatry. Recommendations for a more productive direction for the use of consumer technology in psychiatry are provided.
URL: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40345-019-0164-x
http://hdl.handle.net/10393/40061
CollectionLibre accès - Publications // Open Access - Publications
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