The technology innovation goal is to create innovative care models using technology to improve access, quality, and patient and provider satisfaction.
Specialty Care - Maximize the use of virtual health, wearables, and other innovations to expand the department’s outreach throughout the state and region (specialty care and consultation).
Integrated Care - Deepen the application of technology in integrated settings, including the use of virtual reality.
Actionable and Efficient - Technology needs to be efficient for providers and patients and provide actionable information.
Conflicts of Interest - Be mindful of conflicts of interest, especially with for-profit companies.
Inherent Biases - Consider inherent biases in technology and identify them at the patient and systems levels.
Data Collection - Support data collection for informatics and predictive analytics to anticipate patient needs.
Committee Chair: Jay Shore
Bring together industry partners, entrepreneurs, and investors to help CU researchers create biomedical technology that improves the quality of life for our patients and communities. Currently, the Department of Psychiatry has over 20 innovation projects including multiple technology projects, deep brain stimulation, and a developing portfolio of psilocybin drug research.
Developing a program to collect data, track and share data with the patient and use it to engage in shared decision-making, goal setting, and treatment planning.
Passive sensing from smart phones via an app to translate daily activities into timely, individualized insights into patient status. This technology provides a continuous, objective picture of individuals’ behavioral health in their everyday environment, along with clinically actionable insights about those behaviors.
A pilot implementation of a new clinical program delivering computer-assisted Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy skills to treat mild to severe depression and associated anxiety. The computer sessions are combined with regular 30 min telehealth check ins with a clinician.
Expand the use of DBS to other indications such as major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, or Tourette’s syndrome. Applying for Investigative Device Exemption for DBS for schizophrenia. Continue DBS research.