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Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2019 Sep;42(3):513-534. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2019.05.007.

Mobile Health, Smartphone/Device, and Apps for Psychiatry and Medicine: Competencies, Training, and Faculty Development Issues.

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Mental Health, Northern California Veterans Administration Health Care System, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis, 10535 Hospital Way, Mather, CA 95655, USA. Electronic address:
Addiction Treatment Services, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, University of California, San Francisco, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Building 520F, Mail Code 116A, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.
Digital Psychiatry Division, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
UC Riverside Department of Psychiatry, UCR Health at Citrus Tower, 3390 University Avenue, Suite 115, Riverside, CA 92501, USA.
Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 60 Fenwood Road, Boston, MA 02115, USA.


Faculty and trainees need clinical skills, knowledge, and attitudes to ensure quality care using technology. Clinical faculty teach, supervise, and role model skills for trainees and interprofessional team members. Mobile health, smartphone/device, and app competencies may be situated within the graduate medical education milestone domains. This article outlines these competencies and aligns them with clinical care, teaching methods, and evaluation. These competencies have similarities and differences from in-person and telepsychiatric care and additional dimensions like clinical decision support, technology selection, and information flow management across an e-platform. Health systems must integrate in-person and technology-based care, while maintaining the therapeutic relationship.


Apps; Competencies; Health; Medicine; Mobile; Psychiatry; Smartphone; Training

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