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This course is intended for clinicians who are curious about, or who may already be considering, planning for, or implementing the use of digital technology as an adjunct to care. Digital technology would most likely be relevant within primary care, mental and behavioral health, social services, educational, research, and residential settings.
Within this course we will focus primarily on the use of smartphone and wearable device applications, but will also take a look at big data, give a nod to artificial intelligence, and a gander at a new diagnostic paradigm, made possible by smart computers - all of these domains of technology are interlaced. We will even give a little side-eye to the DSM-5.
This course is intended to be an introduction and is by no means exhaustive. There are thousands of digital health care applications. There are initiatives, data repositories, projects, studies, and theories galore. There is great enthusiasm wafting up from the halls of medicine, academia, government, tech, and business.
A confluence of trends has led us to where we are now, still within the nascent stages of a technology boom, but with the means to catapult ourselves toward the future at an exponential speed. This course will look at how the ubiquitous smartphone might be put to good use in this process, as a tool, ideally available to all, for the betterment of individual and collective mental health.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Confluent Trends
Chapter 2: Big Data
Chapter 3: Rethinking Assessment and Diagnosis
Chapter 4: Applying Digital Health
Chapter 5: Increasing Digital Literacy
Chapter 6: Conclusion
Chapter 7: Implicit Bias in Healthcare
Chapter 8: References
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