Participants in the Banbury Center’s “Bridging the Research-to-Practice Chasm in Digital Mental Health” meeting have published their recommendations for digital mental health treatments (DMHTs). The article, entitled “Banbury Forum Consensus Statement on the Path Forward for Digital Mental Health Treatment” was published in the journal Psychiatric Services.
This paper is the product of two Banbury Forum meetings, which included participants from healthcare organizations, insurance companies, employers, patients, researchers, policymakers, health economists, and DMHT companies.
“We were thrilled to convene this meeting at Banbury, and even more pleased that the participants were able to translate their work into this publication, sharing practical recommendations for implementing digital mental health tools,” said Rebecca Leshan, executive director of the Banbury Center. “This massive wave of mental health needs during the pandemic, combined with social distancing, really benefited from remote health options and I hope this paper can guide more permanent integration of these tools into U.S. healthcare.”
Mohr, D.C., et al., “Banbury Forum Consensus Statement on the Path Forward for Digital Mental Health Treatment”, Psychiatric Services, January 20, 2021, DOI: 10.1176/appi.ps.202000561