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The implications of a rapidly growing population of older adults on health care costs, housing, and public policy are well-recognized. The world of aging is at the forefront of innovation in the use of technologies to support independent living, maximized functioning, and improvements in cost, efficiency, and personalization of clinical care. This session focuses on exploring how the worlds of aging, technology, and mental health can intersect and what might be the most fruitful spaces to explore within this domain to lead us to a better understanding of mental health, the brain, and behavior.
This talk was part of the 2017 Technology in Psychiatry Summit, sponsored by the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry on November 6-7, 2017, at the JB Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School. Part of panel on Digital Technology in Practice: Applications in Geriatric Health.
Ipsit Vahia, MD, is the medical director of the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry, a geriatric psychiatrist, and a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on Geriatric Psychiatry, and has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
Please visit mclean.org/itp to learn more about the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry.
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