Our newest #NAMPerspectives paper outlines the eight key actions needed to scale the use of mental health technology in supporting mental health care professionals worldwide. Read about this proposed path forward: https://t.co/vnKAQzrSaS pic.twitter.com/JRd8fKQP80
— National Academy of Medicine (@theNAMedicine) October 28, 2019
Technology has much to offer in terms of providing and improving access to better mental health care. Why, then, has more not been done to take advantage of these tools?
The newest discussion paper from #NAMPerspectives, republished from the World Economic Forum and including our own CEO & Editor-in-Chief Alvaro Fernández Ibáñez as co-author, seeks to explore the evolving application of technology in mental health care, and considers the ethical implications that surrounds its use, including issues related to trust, big data, intervention, access, and progress. This paper further outlines eight key actions needed to scale the use of mental health technology in supporting mental health care professionals worldwide. »To read about this proposed path forward, click HERE.
About the National Academy of Medicine and NAM Perspectives:
Founded in 1970 as the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is one of three academies that make up the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) in the United States. Operating under the 1863 Congressional charter of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academies are private, nonprofit institutions that work outside of government to provide objective advice on matters of science, technology, and health.
NAM Perspectives periodical provides a venue for leading health, medical, science, and policy experts to reflect on issues and opportunities important to the advancement of the NAM’s mission. Discussion Papers are article-length reviews of issues of prominence or emerging prominence to health, medicine, biomedical science, and related policy. Their aim is to define and fully describe the key elements shaping an issue, summarize and assess the nature of the evidence base, and present a strategy or priority options for addressing the issue.