Design / Does Health IT Help Veteran Mental Health Self-Management?

  • Cynthia Phelps
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Sara Heath bring us a fabulous article about studies that aim to improve how we help veterans manage mental health. I was particularly interested in the recommendation to include a social support component.

Here is an exerpt:

“Overall, 44 percent of respondents use health technology for self-management at least once per month, and 21 percent use it less than once per month. Seventy-nine percent use health devices to search for information, 71 percent to communicate with their providers, and 65 percent to track their medications.

According to the researchers, more healthcare professionals can develop and advocate for technologies that enable social support. When veterans interact with others experiencing similar symptoms, they are better able to manage their own.”

Read more here!

Dr. Phelps designs online learning, mobile apps and digital games for clients in the health field. She is passionate about using design to help people learn and change their behavior. As the Founder and CEO of HealtheDesigns, she leads a diverse team of artists and developers that create a variety of innovative health solutions.

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