MindTick: Case study of a digital system for mental health clinicians to monitor and support patients outside clinics

Rebecca Perry, Lydia Oakey-Neate, John Fouyaxis, Sue Boyd-Brierley, Megan Wilkinson, Michael Baigent, Niranjan Bidargaddi

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Abstract

The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the limitations of relying solely on in-person contact for diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of mental health conditions. Mobile health approaches can be used to monitor mental health patients remotely, but they are not properly integrated with existing models of healthcare service delivery. We present findings from a case study of a mobile app enabled cloud-based software program rolled out in a phone based psychological service to enable real-time/temporal monitoring. The program offered patients an app to record measures of symptoms in everyday contexts and provided clinicians with access to an accompanying dashboard to use information from the app to tailor treatments and monitor progress and ultimately facilitate earlier and personalised care decisions. Feedback related to implementation and utility was gathered from clinicians through a focus group conducted two months post-roll-out. Findings identified that the system is valuable and feasible, however implementation issues were identified. These are discussed in order to inform future work in this area to support the delivery of timely and responsive mental health care in the community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTelehealth Innovations in Remote Healthcare Services Delivery
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Telehealth 2020
EditorsAnthony J. Maeder, Christina Higa , Maayken E.L. van den Berg, Claire Gough
PublisherIOS PRESS
Pages114-123
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781643681719
ISBN (Print)9781643681702
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Implementation
  • Mental health
  • Real-time monitoring

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