MedCity News September 10, 2021
Elise Reuter

Four digital health leaders debated the role of self care apps, coaches and therapists in mental health during a panel at “What’s Next in Health Care?” While some touted the broader reach of self-guided treatments, others noted it was critical to have a therapist available for patients who need it.  

Patients, employers and investors have turned to mental health apps in droves since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. But what’s the best approach? Four leaders from well-funded digital health startups debated the role of self-guided mental health programs, coaches and therapists in a virtual panel discussion at the What’s Next in Health Care conference.

On one side, Lyra Health COO Dr. Connie Chen said a spectrum of care options...

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