For the benefit of the health and care workforce, as well as the citizens, the government is being urged to invest in the digitisation of mental healthcare services across England by the Mental Health Tech Landscape Review. The new report, released by Future Care Capital, shows that there is a possibility of developing a broader range of different technology solutions.
The research identified a moderately small population of companies developing mental healthcare technology. The leading technologies of the developers discovered being developed were platforms, apps and IoT technologies.
“The government is being urged to invest in the digitisation of mental healthcare services across England.“
Professor Sir Simon Wessely stated: “This report confirms what so many of us have witnessed for ourselves, that digital forms of mental health care delivery are beneficial. They are here to stay and indeed spread further. There is an opportunity for technologies to provide radically different types of care, rather than merely scaling current approaches online; however, further research into the efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of mental health technologies cannot be bypassed.”