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Healthcare services dealing with physical illness tend to fixate vendors; however, areas outside of this are demonstrating an innovative approach to the use of IT to improve and expand access to services.


  • Technology has the greatest potential to support change in digitizing communication-based mental health therapies such as one-to-one therapy, tests, and community services.

Features and Benefits

  • Identify the specific opportunities in higher-level mental healthcare services for IT, such as specialist hospital software and virtual reality simulations.
  • Understand why strong security, identity management, and quality of service are essential in services for mental health.

Key questions answered

  • What are the IT opportunities within the mental healthcare market?
  • What are the different requirements between the differing levels of patient engagement and service delivery mode?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors


  • Mental health: a growing issue
  • The IT opportunities
  • Regulation and security

Mental health at a distance

  • Online tests and communities
  • Teletherapy

Support on the wards

  • Specialist software shortfalls
  • Virtual reality's potential


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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