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JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2017 Oct 6;5(10):e152. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.7988.

Mobile Health Apps in OB-GYN-Embedded Psychiatric Care: Commentary.

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1
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States.
2
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States.
3
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, United States.
4
Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, United States.
5
CliniOps, Fremont, CA, United States.
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Contributed equally

Abstract

This paper explores the potential benefits of the use of mobile health (mHealth) apps in obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN)-embedded psychiatric clinics in the United States. First, we highlight the increasing trend of integrating mental health care within the OB-GYN context. Second, we provide examples of successful uses of mHealth in the global health context and highlight the dearth of available research in the United States. Finally, we provide a summary of the shortcomings of currently available apps and describe the upcoming trial of a novel app currently underway at the Mother-Child Wellness Clinical and Research Center at Boston Medical Center.

KEYWORDS:

OB-GYN; eHealth; embedded psychiatric clinic; global health; mHealth; mental health; postpartum depression; reproductive health

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