PTSD Coach Mobile App wins the ATA President's Award for Innovation
ATA 2012 Annual Award Winners Announced
The American Telemedicine Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 ATA Annual Awards. These awards recognize individuals and organizations on the forefront of healthcare technology for their significant contributions to the development of telemedicine.
PTSD Coach Mobile Application - President's Award - Innovation
Developed jointly by VA's National Center for PTSD and DoD's National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2), PTSD coach, a free mobile phone app, features state-of-the-science cognitive behavioral techniques to promote self-management of PTSD symptoms. It has been downloaded 45,000 times in 58 countries, with high consumer satisfaction (IOS: 5/5; Android:4.5/5), awarded the Federal Communication Commission Chairman’s AAA award (2011), and named the best federal government app (NextGov.com). Research with Veterans with PTSD found that 88% were moderately to extremely satisfied with the app. More than three-quarters found PTSD coach helped them: find ways to manage symptoms, feel more comfortable seeking support, feel they can do something about symptoms, track symptoms, find additional resources, provide practical solutions to problems, increase understanding of symptoms, and enhance knowledge of PTSD. PTSD coach reduces barriers to care by normalizing common concerns about help-seeking and enabling easy access to services. PTSD Coach represents an innovative way to respond to the needs of those with PTSD.
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