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Clinician Resistance to Technology in Behavioral Health Therapy

Behavioral health clinicians may be hesitant to introduce technological options into therapy for many reasons. They may connect the use of some new technology, like mobile apps, solely with entertainment purposes such as games (e.g., Angry Birds). They may fear that the addition of a technology may interfere with the building of rapport with their patients. However, the barrier may also lie in a discomfort with how the adoption of a new technology may disrupt the traditional model of therapeutic interaction.

Big Data, Fruit Baskets, Androids and mHealth

When our mHealth program director began talking about “Big Data”, I have to admit the first thing that came to mind was an enormous, gold-skinned android (you other Star Trek geeks understand this). As it turns out, he was actually talking about the challenges presented in capturing, storing, managing and analyzing large data sets. Really, really, really large data sets. Big Data refers to data sets that reach into the hundreds of terabytes or petabyte range and are often made up of a wide variety of data types.

Baby Boomers Trust Doctors to Recommend Mobile Apps

A recent poll by Mitchell Research reports that over 75% of baby boomers have downloaded at least one mHealth app for their smartphones, and almost half have downloaded six or more.

What Makes a Good App?

Good mobile apps have features that users want to access many times, in many locations. Read further for tips on building apps that engage patients.

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