Can an app be medicine?

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We’ve talked to a lot of virtual healthcare companies on this podcast. What’s it like when an app doesn’t connect you to a doctor … it’s the medicine?

That’s what we’ll discuss today with A4i, a platform for supporting the schizophrenia and psychosis recovery process.

Joining us today are A4i’s Amos Adler and Dr. Sean Kidd – who is also the Division Chief of Psychology at CAMH, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, a psychiatric teaching hospital located throughout Ontario.

“What’s it like when an app doesn’t just connect you to a doctor… it’s the medicine?”

The CAMH connection is important, because we talk a lot about the need to extend mental health care beyond the walls of facilities like CAMH in this episode, in addition to how digital therapeutics differ from telemedicine (with some really neat feature examples).

But we also talk about why it’s so hard for people coming from inside our health system to get the support and funding needed to provide this type of care.

The answers, sadly, might sound a little familiar after two years of fighting COVID-19.

Let’s dig in.

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The BetaKit Podcast is hosted by Douglas Soltys & Rob Kenedi. Edited by Kattie Laur. Sponsored by Cisco.

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.

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