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Centerstone Research Institute to Host Session on Mental Health at International mHealth Summit

CRI CEO Dr. Tom Doub among experts to address innovative research findings in application of mobile technology to behavioral healthcare

Nashville, Tenn. – Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving behavioral healthcare through research and information technology, today announced that it will lead a session on mobile technology and mental health at the 2012 mHealth Summit, a global conference being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C., December 3-5, 2012.

Mental illness is a leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting more than 450 million people. In a session titled, “mHealth and Mental Health: An Enormous Untouched Opportunity,” CRI will bring together top behavioral health researchers to explore the advent of mobile technologies as effective and cost-efficient tools for improving the quality of and patients’ access to mental healthcare. The session will take place Wednesday, December 5, from 11:35 am – 12:50 pm and will feature experts including CRI CEO Dr. Tom Doub, David Aylward of Ashoka, Dr. David Chambers and Dr. Adam Haim of the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Benjamin Druss of Emory University, and Dr. Sarah Lord of Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center.

mHealth and Mental Health panelists will examine the opportunity for large-scale care integration in an ecosystem of mobile apps/monitoring, patient portals, and social networks, supported by robust predictive analytics and applied within a national research collaborative to stimulate innovation and improve care. Specifically, they will:

  • Share examples of current and leading research findings in mHealth implementation in the behavioral healthcare industry;
  • Discuss mHealth research within the context of mental health treatment and opportunities to support further innovation in this area; and
  • Introduce the opportunity to collaborate with CRI and its Knowledge Network partners to explore a large scale innovation and research partnership regarding mHealth and mental health.

Established in 2009, the mHealth Summit highlights emerging best practices from mHealth implementations as well as the latest business, finance, policy and technical perspectives from leaders around the globe. Conference sessions will explore, examine, and debate the ways mobile technology is transforming health care delivery, research, business and policy both in the U.S. and internationally.

About Centerstone Research Institute

Centerstone Research Institute (CRI) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care for those with mental health and addiction disorders. It provides research, analytics and evaluation services that help bridge the gap between the scientific discovery of effective treatments and the implementation of these treatments into standard clinical practice. CRI is funded through contracts, grants, foundations and individual donors who share the organization’s commitment to bridging the gap between science and service. Learn more about CRI at www.centerstoneresearch.org.