Mental Health

Mental Health Apps Set for a Big 2017!

By |2016-12-14T03:48:22+00:00December 14th, 2016|Design, Mental Health, Mobile Apps|

"Several months ago, CCS Insight surveyed 2,000 people in the US and UK about what they would most like to have tracked about themselves, and a large portion of them answered with, 'stress levels.' It looks as though their requests are being answered.  Mental health is a big focus in the tech industry right now.

The Government Steps up to Help with Opioid Treatment

By |2016-10-12T17:23:53+00:00October 12th, 2016|Blog, Design, Mental Health, Mobile Apps, Video|

Are you a medical professional that manages drug-based opioid treatment for your patients? Now there's an app for you! The government jumps into the app development space through The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), launching a new app to help medical professionals manage patient care. MATx is a mobile app that provides prescription

Picking a Mental Health Mobile App

By |2016-07-27T01:45:52+00:00July 27th, 2016|Mental Health, Mobile Apps|

Forbes brings us an article about some points to consider when choosing a mobile app to improve your mental health. "There are a sweeping number of mobile apps for mental health in the market today – with varying focus areas, standards of measurement, partners and user experience. So when you’re looking for the right app,

Your Mobile Big Brother

By |2015-08-03T20:07:53+00:00August 3rd, 2015|Blog, Mental Health, Mobile Apps|

When we think about monitoring something or someone, often times the idea of "big brother" comes to mind. It assumes that if the technology exists then it will be used by someone more power than ourselves to possible nefarious ends. We already know that with technologies like facebook, we trade the ability to stay connected

Mental Health Mobile Apps are on the rise!

By |2014-07-31T18:26:03+00:00July 31st, 2014|Blog, Mental Health, Mobile Apps|

Many of us have used an app to track our steps, or to track our diet. But the new frontier in mobile health is mobile mental health. Just like health apps, users can track their mental health and do activities to improve it over time. HealtheDesigns has been working with the Veteran's Administration to make

Is your phone an intimate partner?

By |2013-07-04T16:36:38+00:00July 4th, 2013|Design, Mental Health, Mobile Apps|

Don't get too excited, I'm not talking about using your phone as a sex toy.  But, I am deeply interested in the relationship we have formed with our phones.  In the past, technology was mechanical, and cold, something clearly outside of an intimate relationship.  Our relationship with technology was primarily utilitarian; we used technology as a tool. But all of that changed

Stand Up for Mental Health

By |2013-03-07T20:26:23+00:00March 7th, 2013|Mental Health|

One in four people in the US will have a mental health challenge this year.  So, if it's not you, then just look around, because it's probably your Mom, your co-worker, or that guy that helped you at the bank. Typically we think of people with mental illness as being the homeless person on the

HEALTH eDesigns in the San Antonio Business Journal

By |2012-06-23T19:18:29+00:00June 23rd, 2012|Design, Mental Health, Mobile Apps|

HEALTH eDesigns is featured this week in the San Antonio Business Journal. Read the article now! The article talks about InnerAlly Resilient Recovery, an app underdevelopment and set to launch in the app store in late August.   Resilient Recovery is a mobile iPhone app that helps people self manage alcohol addiction.  It is based on

VA set to create a VA App Store

By |2012-06-04T15:07:04+00:00June 4th, 2012|Mental Health, Mobile Apps|

Get excited, iPads are coming to Veteran caregivers! The VA is serious about using mobile devices to improve the health of Veterans.  Just recently NextGov announced that the VA will be purchasing 1000 iPdas for the family caregivers for Veterans.  This program, called the Clinic-in-Hand project, will host apps integrated with VA data systems that

Can Mobile Apps Save the Mental Health Provider Shortage?

By |2012-05-25T15:01:24+00:00May 25th, 2012|Blog, Business, Investment, Mental Health, Mobile Apps|

Studies predict a shortage of qualified mental health professionals in the future.  The financial rewards of being a mental health professional are dropping drastically due to how the insurance companies are reimbursing for services.  As the baby-boomers retire out of their positions and fewer young people are entering the field, we are soon headed towards