The relationship between sleep and mental health is well-documented. Chronic sleep problems affect between 50% - 80% of patients in a typical psychiatric practice, compared with 10% - 18% of adults in the general U.S. population. This intricate relationship underscores the importance of providing consumers with better awareness and understanding of their sleep patterns and the important role that sleep plays in their overall health.
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Leveraging technology to connect patients and doctors has increased access to healthcare across the board. Providers are now able to reach health consumers in manners that are more intuitive, engaging and easy. However, while it’s certainly easier to find a virtual solution today, developing long-term, engaging relationships with patients is difficult to scale - especially when it comes to mental health.
Adherence is one of the biggest challenges to improving mental health once an individual is in therapy. While patients may walk out the door or end a video conference call knowing their next steps for practicing certain skills, following a diet, or implementing a lifestyle change, remembering to do their homework can be difficult. It’s especially hard work when depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions are known to cause forgetfulness.
Serenity, a behavioral health platform for clinicians and care teams is now available for early access
Today, the Serenity team is proud to share the Serenity behavioral health platform is available to clinicians and care teams for early access. Serenity empowers clinicians to build, deploy and measure clinical materials with speed and at scale, giving them a powerful tool to gain deeper visibility into a patient’s therapeutic journey.
Virtual care took a dramatic turn in 2020. A global pandemic limited patient access to many health care providers and the world turned to telemedicine as its alternative. Now, mental health providers and individual clinicians are looking for new ways to help the growing number of those in need of care. When there's a crisis, how do individual clinicians squeeze in the time to see patients and monitor progress?
Mental health in the modern world
The behavioral health care landscape has changed dramatically in the last 12 months as the spotlight has shone brighter on mental health and its impact across society.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic increase in the use of virtual and digital mental health services. Since the pandemic and associated lockdowns has left more people in need with less ability to access in-person care, virtual care and other digital tools are more important than ever in supporting existing care, providing scale and increasing capacity.
The pandemic has directed a spotlight on how digital tools can lighten the load on healthcare systems by shortening the time between seeing a doctor or a therapist. In telehealth, we’ve seen digital transformation accelerate rapidly in 2020. According to a Definitive Healthcare survey, 23% of health executives agree that increased telehealth usage is the trend that will have the most significant impact on the healthcare industry over the next year.