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Summit Envisions Future of Technology in Psychiatry

Technology is ubiquitous. Children have smartphones, octogenarians are savvy iPad users, and nearly everyone tracks steps and calories with wearables. It is no surprise that the field of psychiatry is forging a path toward using technology to revolutionize the way mental illnesses are diagnosed and treated as well...

Using New Technology to Track Senior Health

Mounted on the wall in David’s room at an assisted living facility west of Boston is a small, white box. It emits a low hum, but otherwise, it is hard to know it is there. But, while people in the room may not notice the box, the box is noticing everything that goes on in the room. The box houses a highly...

An Epic Leap Into the Future of Health Care

With more than a dozen clinical, technical, and administrative staff looking on from a command center atop Belmont Hill, at 5am on June 24, 2017, McLean Hospital took a giant leap into the future of health care as it flipped the switch and officially “went live” with an electronic health record (EHR)....

Technology in Psychiatry Summit 2018

2018 Technology in Psychiatry Summit: Closing Gaps in Translation will bring together thought leaders in industry, technology, health care, patient advocacy, academic research, and more to build on the promise of technology in the diagnosis and delivery of mental health care. Attendees will examine...

Brain Training Shows Promise for Patients with Bipolar Disorder

Researchers at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, have discovered for the first time that computerized brain training can result in improved cognitive skills in individuals with bipolar disorder.

In a paper published in the October 17, 2017, edition of The Journal of Clinical...

Technology: Modern Help for the Aging Mind

Digital technology isn’t just a domain for younger generations. It also has amazing potential for activating the mind and improving the quality of life in older adults.

How do older adults use technology?

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Using Digital Imagery, MyMoments Program Helps Enable Powerful Expression

A screen saver depicting hands of support becomes a much-needed reminder that family and friends are nearby. A photo of tangled phone cords helps to communicate how a manic cycle of bipolar disorder is experienced. An image of a disorderly living room serves as a visual warning sign of an upcoming cycle of...

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