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Health Tech & Mental Health
Health Tech & Mental Health
Description: Healthy Minds Canada is hosting a FREE panel discussion at TELUS Garden in Vancouver about health tech and mental health.
When: February 17, 2017 12:45pm - February 17, 2017 2:00pm
Where: 510 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Venue: TELUS Garden
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Healthy Minds Canada is hosting a FREE panel discussion at TELUS Garden in Vancouver about health tech and mental health.
We will hear from both experts and users discuss existing and emerging technologies that are helping people with mental illness and addictions better monitor their wellbeing, communicate with their support team, and manage their medication.
February 17th, 2017 // 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
TELUS Garden // 510 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Juggy Sihota, Vice President – Consumer Health at TELUS Health
Sylvain Moreno, Director Digital Health Hub in Surrey
Shayne Casey Shaw, Yoga Teacher & MUSE Brand Ambassador
Greg Horne, National Lead, Healthcare, SAS
Marc Faktor, Head of Business Development- Medeo Virtual Care, QHR Technologies
William Masih, Founder/CEO at Wellin5
Brent Lloyd, BSW, MA, Clinical Manager – Edgewood Health Network Nanaimo/ Special Project Lead
Why Does This Issue Matter?
* Mental illness contributes to $51 billion in economic costs each year – CMA.
* 30 per cent of short and long-term disability claims in Canada are attributed to mental health problems and illnesses – CMA.
* Mental health conditions were responsible for 47% of all approved disability claims in the federal civil service, almost double the percentage of twenty years earlier – Public Service Alliance of Canada.
* 62% of ‘extremely stressed’ Canadian workers identified work as their main source of stress – StatsCan/General Social Survey.
* In any given week, at least 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to mental health problems – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Healthcare technologies in the neuroscience and mental health space are continuing to help individuals get the right care at the right place at the right time. Research, online platforms, apps, software, and wearables are all coming together to improve diagnostics and treatment plans, improve care provider/care consumer communications, gain deeper insights into the human brain and empower healthcare consumers
Advances in health technologies are improving our ability to detect symptom earlier, communicate symptoms with care providers, and monitor treatment. They are enabling care providers to better prescribe correct treatment plans, offer support 24/, and share best practices with one another. Analytics affords care teams the ability to more accurately determine an individual’s risk levels and create simple, actionable care plans based on proven clinical guidelines.
And because earlier detection, faster and more accurate diagnoses and correctly followed treatment plans, coupled with studying and analyzing outcomes leads to a healthier population, health tech advancements in the mental health space can go a long way to saving us all money in the long term.