Behavioral Health

Patients with behavioral health issues are some of the most expensive groups of patients to manage. Unlike the management of many physical illnesses, behavioral health may be more easily managed with digital health interventions. Moreover, the declining stigma of behavioral health treatment, increased willingness of patients to use telehealth for behavioral health services, and the high cost of managing chronic physical conditions complicated by behavioral health comorbidities make this space ripe for disruption. This report reviews challenges in behavioral health and indicates how digital health technologies can reduce costs and improve outcomes.