Two international medical graduates working in the lab group today matched. Henry Kosorochi Onyeaka matched to MGH and Can Misel Kilciksiz to the University of Washington to St. Luis. Henry lead innovative research on access and interest in digital mental health using national data sets and Can Misel lead innovative work around verbal memory assessment for patients with serious mental illness and schizophrenia.
The majority of digital psychiatry team will be mainly working from home, but given the nature of the field still active. Our digital clinic will continue to serve patients (new and existing) now via telehealth visits and continue to utilize the mindLAMP app. On Friday the 20th of March, our team will help host a webinar on "Telepsychiatry in the Era of COVID-19" that outlines many recent changes around regulation, prescribing, and billing. Our team will continue to discuss the evolving role of technology in helping during these challenging times. You can read more about tips here: https://www.purewow.com/wellness/ways-to-mitigate-anxiety
DOORS was in the news this week with the publication of the first peer-reviewed paper. You can read all the details at: https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/wkh-sto030620.php
The Digital Psychiatry team is in Toronto at at the 9th Annual E-Mental Health Conference. Our team will give the keynote address on Thursday, co-run an smartphone app evaluation session, and present a poster. If you are here, stop by and say hello to Natali, John, and Sarah.
BIDMC Digital Psychiatry is at the 2020 American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT) annual meeting in Dallas Texas. Educational projects from our team include the http://psy-q.com/ which is currently used at seven medical schools across the country. We have also created tools for inpatient safety assessments and work with the American Psychiatric Association on more educational software efforts. At AADPRT our team will be presenting on novel digital tools for psychiatric advance directives.
The team presented an accepted poster at the BIDMC Machine Learning Meeting and shared ongoing results with the community. The topic of the poster was around using new methods to predict suicidal thoughts and offer early warning signs of risk based on smartphone meta-data.
The Division of Digital Psychiatry was recently featured in MobiHealthNews where we discuss our team's exciting projects in digital mental health both in the US and abroad. Check out the article here.
Read more about our division's work with local mental health community partners: https://vinfen.org/2019/10/31/improving-health-outcomes-with-smartphones/
The Division of Digital Psychiatry joined with digital health experts from diverse backgrounds to discuss apps and evaluation with the American Psychiatric Association this weekend in Washington DC.
Leah J. Beight in the Department of Anesthesia was selected to present at the Research Assistant Learning Initiative (RALI) Grand Rounds on 11/12/19. She will present an overview of her work with mindLAMP in Anesthesia and share preliminary results on how the platform is helping improve patient outcomes in post-operative care.