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The Kennedy Forum seeks to leverage technology to improve access and quality of mental health and substance use disorder care across our nation.

The Kennedy Forum seeks to leverage technology to improve access and quality of mental health and substance use disorder care across our nation.

From interoperable electronic medical records to interactive smartphone applications, technology is driving new solutions in whole health and promoting integration and collaboration in our healthcare system. New and cutting-edge technologies can also build the critical bridge between raw health date and meaningful outcomes.

Despite widespread adoption of electronic medical records in our health care system, behavioral health providers are lagging in health IT adoption.
— Henry Harbin

Currently, fewer than 30 percent of behavioral health providers have implemented electronic health records. This significantly inhibits behavioral health care integration and fails to capture the needs of patients across clinical settings.

The Kennedy Forum wants to ensure that our mental health system is not left behind and that individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders benefit from important technological advancements. When health plans, providers, and patients have access to the same information, only then can we achieve the best possible health outcomes.

Why It Matters

  • More than 68 percent of adults with a mental disorder had at least one medical condition. Comorbidity is associated with elevated symptom burden, functional impairment, decreased length and quality of life and increased costs.

Focus Group Participants

  • Alan Axelson, MD

    InterCare Health Systems Limited

  • Bill Bucher


  • Michael Byer

    M3 Information

  • John Cammack

    Cammack Associates

  • George Carpenter

    CNS Response

  • Charles Coleman, Jr., PhD


  • Peter Como, PhD

    US Food and Drug Administration

  • Scott Cousino


  • Steve Daviss, MD

    M3 Information

  • Juliana Ekong, MD

    Quartet Health

  • Jonathan Evans

    InnovaTel Telepsychiatry, LLC

  • Jocelyn Faubert, PhD


  • Majid Fotuhi, MD, PhD

    NeuroGrow Brain Fitness Center

  • Shanti Fry

    Neuromodulation Working Group

  • Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD

    Neuroscience Imaging Center

  • Robert Gibbons

    University of Chicago

  • Robert Gibbs


  • Evian Gordon, MD, PhD

    My Brain Solutions

  • Magali Haas, MD, PhD

    Cohen Veterans Bioscience

  • Anthony Hassan

    Cohen Veterans Network

  • Charlie Hartwell

    Bridge Builders Group

  • Jen Hyatt

    Big White Wall

  • Thomas Insel, MD


  • Yi Jin, MD

    Brain Treatment Center

  • Gary Kagan

    Prairie Health Ventures

  • Iya Khali, PhD

    GNS Healthcare

  • Sharon Kilcarr


  • Mike Knable, MD

    Sylvan C. Herman Foundation

  • Allison Kumar

    US Food and Drug Administration

  • Corinna Lathan, PhD

    AnthroTronix, Inc David Lischner, MD Valant

  • Jay Lombard, DO


  • Zack Lynch

    Neurotechnology Industry Organization

  • Susan Magsamen

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • Ana Maiques


  • Corey McCann, MD, PhD

    Pear Therapeutics

  • Travis Millman


  • Wayne Neff


  • Joe Parks

    Missouri HealthNet

  • Robert Plotkin

    Arcadian Telepsychiatry

  • Linda Rosenberg

    National Council for Community Behavioral Health

  • Kevin Scalia


  • Michael Schoenbaum

    National Institute of Mental Health

  • Akaysha Tang, PhD

    National Science Foundation

  • Chris Thatcher


  • Jim Triandiflou

    Relias Learning

  • Tom Tsang, MD, MPH

    Valera Health

  • Bruce Wexler, MD

    Yale School of Medicine

  • Ted Wright, MHA

    Streamline Healthcare Solutions

  • Matthias Ziegler

    Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories

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