Healthcare IT News January 26, 2022
Eric Meier, a mental health technology expert, discusses where behavioral health is headed this year and describes how telehealth can help offer wider access to care.
The United States is in the middle of a mental and behavioral healthcare crisis. There simply are not enough clinicians and therapists to go around as the pandemic and its stresses drag on.
The problem is worsened by geography – in rural America, such providers are even harder to find.
But technology has a huge role to play in lessening the crisis. Telemedicine technology can connect rural patients to psychiatrists in big urban hubs.
Eric Meier, CEO and president of Owl, a vendor of data-driven, evidence-based behavioral health technology, has his finger on the...