Using e-health applications to deliver new mental health services

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2010

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Christensen, Helen
Hickie, Ian B

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Australasian Medical Association

Abstract

Traditional clinic-based service delivery systems remain inaccessible to many Australians with mental health problems. If we are to substantially reduce the burden of mental illness, we need to develop more accessible, empowering and sustainable models of mental health care. E-health technologies have specific efficiencies and advantages in the domains of health promotion, prevention, early intervention and prolonged treatment. It is timely to use the best features of these technologies to start to build a more responsive and efficient mental health care system.

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Keywords: access to information; article; Australia; Australian; automation; health care access; health care delivery; health care policy; health practitioner; health promotion; human; Internet; mental health care; mental health service; primary health care; primar

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Medical Journal of Australia

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2037-12-31