Trends to Watch:
4 Technologies That Will Advance Behavioral Health in the Next 5 Years
At Kipu, we’re fortunate to work alongside other innovators creating leading technology solutions that foster more holistic patient care. Here are four technologies we see advancing our industry:
1. Developments in Artificial intelligence (AI)
A fully integrated view of your census, building and room occupancy and bed assignments is vital, allowing your staff to make quick, well-informed placement decisions a full overview of your entire utilization process.
2. Digital Therapeutics
Digital therapeutics (DTx) refers to the use of digital technology to deliver therapeutic interventions to patients with a variety of health conditions. In the behavioral health industry, DTx has the potential to revolutionize the way we approach mental health
treatment. Using mobile applications, recorded check-ins are analyzed to determine suicidality, increased rate of speech, or mood changes.
3. Wearable Devices
Wearable devices, such as fitness trackers and smartwatches, have the potential to significantly impact the behavioral health industry by providing clinicians and patients with valuable insights into physical and mental health. These devices can collect data on a wide range of biometric information, including heart rate, sleep patterns, physical activity, and cravings.
4. Interoperable Technology & Analytics
Many facilities are still managing multiple dashboards with marketing analytics, reimbursement analytics and patient data in separate locations. We’re seeing increased effort to pull these disparate systems together to better assess data and influence patient care decisions. With an interoperable technology environment, the entire patient journey is tracked to best support patients in every facet of their recovery. Actionable real-time data will improve patient care.
For more tech trends and other behavioral health industry news, visit: www.KipuHealth.com
This trend sheet is based on a Behavioral Health Business presentation featuring Ben Dittman, Founder of Avea Solutions by Kipu Health. The live presentation took place on October 12, 2022 during the BHB Invest Conference in Chicago.
About the Author
Ben Dittman is the senior vice president of partnership at Kipu Health. In this role, he brings together strategic alliances that integrate or partner with Kipu to support a holistic technology environment for behavioral health providers. Prior to Kipu, Ben was the founder and chairman of the behavioral health revenue cycle management company, Avea Solutions, which was acquired by Kipu Health. Before founding Avea Solutions, Ben spent 15+ years in banking, system design and consulting.