Closing the Research-To-Practice Gap in Digital Psychiatry: The Need to Integrate Implementation Science
Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Division of Health Informatics and Implementation Science
Health Information Technology | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology
Digital mental health interventions, which consist of web and mobile applications intended to monitor and treat mental illness, have been met with tremendous enthusiasm over the past decade, and rightfully so. Around the world, mental health treatment is in crisis: we cannot accommodate the majority of those in need with our current service infrastructure. Digital mental health interventions offer a potential solution. They can be widely disseminated with virtually no marginal cost; they promote patient autonomy; they offer convenience, not requiring transportation or daytime appointments; and they can be highly responsive, accessible when patients most need support.
mental health, digital mental health interventions, implementation science
DOI of Published Version
J Clin Psychiatry. 2019 May 14;80(3). doi: 10.4088/JCP.18com12659. Link to article on publisher's site
The Journal of clinical psychiatry
Lipschitz, Jessica; Hogan, Timothy P.; Bauer, Mark S.; and Mohr, David C., "Closing the Research-To-Practice Gap in Digital Psychiatry: The Need to Integrate Implementation Science" (2019). Open Access Articles. 3853.