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Veterans open to using health IT for mental healthcare

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 7 19 0 | about 2 years ago

Veterans being treated for mental health issues show interest in using technology to receive care, with a few caveats, according to research published at Telemedicine and e-Health.

Seventy-four patients at a Boston VA outpatient clinic completed a pencil-and-paper survey on their interest in using computers, cellphones and tablets for their mental healthcare. These patients were being treated for conditions such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or anxiety disorders.

Overall, 86 percent of the patients had access to an Internet-capable device and 97 percent reported having a cellphone, though fewer than half reported owning a smartphone. In addition, only nine patients had a tablet and noted they had little interest in health-related communications using the device.

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