New Tech for Improving Behavioral Health

BOSTON– May 8, 2017: The Kennedy Forum, a nonprofit organization founded by Patrick J. Kennedy, has released an issue brief on new technologies for improving behavioral health. The lead author of the issue brief was Adam C. Powell, Ph.D., President of Payer+Provider Syndicate. Freely available to the public, the issue brief provides an overview of infrastructure tools, assessment tools, and treatment interventions which can be used to improve the health of people with mental health and substance use disorders. In addition to highlighting existing solutions, the issue brief concludes by providing a series of success stories. Dr. Powell co-authored the report along with the Kennedy Forum senior leadership team, including Patrick J. Kennedy, Garry Carneal, JD, Steve Daviss, MD, and Henry Harbin, MD.

Topics discussed include:

  • Electronic Health Records
  • Health Information Exchanges
  • Care Coordination
  • Care Management
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Telehealth
  • Genetic Assessments
  • Heart Rate Variability
  • Functional Neuroimaging
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Remote Peer Support
  • Biofeedback
  • Electroencephalogram
  • Electric and Magnetic Stimulation
  • Virtual Reality


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