Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director

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Mobile Apps Emerging as Essential Population Health Tools

Posted by @DanHinmon, Mar 17, 2016

Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine is conducting clinical trials that use mobile health apps to do much more than just communicate with patients — the software teaches mental health patients cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, techniques designed to improve population health and reduce mental healthcare costs.

“Costs can be saved by giving depressed patients these kinds of tools, decreasing overall health care utilization for an individual,” said Kenneth R. Weingardt, scientific director at the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies. Weingardt also is a licensed psychologist.

Are you using mobile apps to help with behavior change? What have you found to be successful?


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