The Division of Digital Psychiatry team at Beth Israel.
January 31, 2020
Walking down the halls of the research wing at Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston, it’s hard to miss the bright orange biohazard warnings on the door of nearly every lab — except one. Formed in 2018, the Division of Digital Psychiatry is focused on technology’s role in improving mental health care.
Led by Dr. John Torous, the division’s first digital tool, dubbed mindLamp, is focused on examining "...
September 4, 2018
With the percentage of smartphone ownership skyrocketing to around 77 percent in America, smartphones have become constant companions. Recently, mental health professionals have kickstarted the conversation about how smartphone usage can help gauge a patient's wellness and behavior.
Several apps have begun to emerge that will track a patient’s phone habits, behaviors, and even location through...
June 27, 2018
Every patient experiences mental illness differently, but as technology becomes more ingrained in people’s lives, it’s easier to track behavior and how that correlates to mental health, John Torous, MD, co-director of digital psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said today at Mad*Pow's Health Experience Design (HXD) Conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“In some ways the first...
May 3, 2018
Earlier this week, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center announced that it had launched an innovation research center, called the Health Technology Exploration Center.
“Now is the time to think more expansively about how diverse technological tools can improve all aspects of health care – from clinical advances to communications and medical decision-making,” Dr. Kevin Tabb CEO of BIDMC and the...
October 25, 2017
Seven years after it first launched, the OpenNotes program is now available to 19 million people. More than 80 organizations have made patients’ clinical notes available to them, in 47 states — all except Maine, Rhode Island, and Alabama.
At the first ever Society for Participatory Medicine conference, a co-located pre-conference event connected to the Connected Health Conference in Boston,...
December 10, 2015
One of the many tensions in digital health is between innovators with big new ideas about new streams of data and doctors and CIOs who have to figure out how to use that data and integrate it into their workflow. At the MassTLC Healthcare Conference in Boston today, a panel of hospital CIOs discussed some of the challenges inherent in being a part of group number two.
"The thing about this is, if...
March 30, 2015
A new survey conducted by voice recognition software company Nuance Communications shows that patients don't have a problem with their doctors using technology during visits, as long as technology doesn't get in the way of a meaningful interaction with their physician.
Nuance surveyed 3,000 patients in three countries: the United States, the UK and Germany. They found that 97 percent of patients...