Leveraging Digital Therapeutics to Expand Student Access to Mental Health Treatments
A research team led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently received a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to test a well-established and evidence-based digitaltherapeutic solution.
By Jacinta Jardine, Caroline Earley and Maria Lyons At SilverCloud, we always strive to provide our customers, supporters and their clients with a seamless, accessible user experience. Listening to our customers is at the core of what we do. Therefore, we always make sure to tap into the experience and knowledge of SilverCloud’s users and supporters to help us continuously improve the platform
Space for Supporters: How and Why we Improved the Supporter Experience
March 3rd, 2019 - SilverCloud Health has supported over 200,000 users to date, with 50% of those having joined in the past 12 months alone. An integral part of this service is the supporters, who play a crucial role in making the program accessible and attainable for clients. Much of our work in the development/design team is focused on clients and the client side of the platform. However, in
Cultural differences in psychotherapy: implications for internet interventions
Cross-cultural studies have confirmed that mental disorders occur worldwide. However, studies examining differences in both diagnosis and treatment are scarce and a limited number of studies have analysed cultural differences in mental health. For instance, research has shown that differences in depression rates represent problems with definition and measurement, which do not capture the current
Digital Innovation to Enhance and Expand the Reach of Mental Healthcare Delivery
As the healthcare industry gears up for the 2019 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition, the focus is on which advancements will best impact the healthcare delivery model as we know it today, with mental health being no exception.
SilverCloud Health’s CEO Featured in Becker’s Hospital Review
A thought leadership piece, “2019 will bring a transformation in the delivery of mental healthcare” by SilverCloud Health’s CEO Ken Cahill, is featured in Becker’s Hospital Review. In the article, Cahill discusses how the new year will support a new approach towards removing the barriers that prevent patients from accessing mental health services, including a shortage of clinical resources and
Optimize Healthcare Delivery and Patient Engagement with Digital Health Tools
As the of number of Americans who struggle with mental illness rises to the millions, it is critical for clinicians to reach patients and get them invested in their recovery. Digital Health platforms can help with on-time communication tools and structured cognitive behavioral health instruction.
Realize the Benefit of Digital Health on Access, Costs, and Outcomes in Primary Care
Innovative Value-based Approaches to Improve Mental Health Access and Reduce Per Capita Costs As providers transition to value-based care reimbursement models, the need to redefine care delivery and show transparent and measurable improvement of care quality, costs and patient satisfaction is paramount.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 American children have a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder in a given year. However, in contrast to the prevalence of mental health, there is a decided lack of available care. Teenagers are particularly vulnerable as they are one of the most reluctant groups to come forward with their problems and the most
Online CBT program supporters – their training and experiences
The supporter component of internet-delivered interventions (IDIs) is strongly advocated as increasing the likelihood of positive outcomes for users (Richards & Richardson, 2012). Implementing supported interventions however, is not always possible due to lack of resources or the availability of trained therapists. In light of this, the field is seeing a rise in graduate level and even volunteer
Shortage of Behavioral Health Professionals in Rural U.S.
Rural America is facing a shortage of doctors, particularly specialists. In every state, there are more medical professionals in urban and suburban areas than there are in rural counties. Only about 9% of the nation’s physicians practice in rural communities. A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and reported in Big Think, examined how mental health care professionals