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Kaiser to Offer Connected Health Apps as Patient Care Plans

 – Kaiser Permanente is integrating telehealth and connected health strategies in behavioral healthcare through digital therapeutic referrals from providers.

Physicians and therapists can now refer Kaiser Permanente patients to mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy apps through the organization’s electronic health record system at no additional cost. These mindfulness, meditation, and cognitive behavioral therapy apps have shown to be affective at alleviating symptoms of anxiety or depression.

A new case study published in the January 2021 issue of NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery shows that patients are more engaged in using mental health and wellness apps when referred by a clinician than if they had sought out the app on their own.

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