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Using Digital Technology to Improve Patient Outcomes in SMI (Spring 2020)

Activity Type:

  • On Demand Plus

Release Date: 3/9/2020

Expiration Date: 6/22/2020

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 12
  • Participation: 12



Registration is now closed. Maximum capacity for this course has been reached. 

This 12-week learning collaborative will help participants to gain knowledge, skills, and competencies in using digital technologies like smartphones apps to support and augment care for patients with serious mental illness. Through assignments and exercises you will learn how to evaluate and then successfully implement mobile technologies to improve clinical outcome reporting and measurement in serious mental illness. The final product of the collaborative will be a shared document, 'Practical Implementation Strategies to Integrate Technology into Care' that you can use in your daily practice. 

Program Schedule

The facilitated 12-week syllabus will be held from March 16, 2020 to June 7, 2020. 

(Biweekly video conferences are scheduled on Wednesdays from 12-1pm ET)


FREE - $0

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Grant No. 1H79SM080818-01 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. 

Learning Objectives

  • Select safe and effective digital tools for use in care with SMI patients.
  • Utilize at least three types of technology towards implemnting measurment based care for patients with SMI
  • Customize digital tools to allow for personalized care with SMI patients.

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, Physicians (non-psychiatrists), Psychologists, Nurse/Nurse Practicioners

Instructional Level

Introductory; Intermediate

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 12 weeks; 12 hours
Program Begin Date: March 16, 2020
Program End Date: June 7, 2020
Credit Claim End Date: June 22, 2020

This course has a 12-week syllabus and is a collaborative learning experience, not independent study. 

Credit must be claimed within 14 days of the end of the last session. 

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the date of completion and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Instructor and Planner

  • John Torous, MD, MBI, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Disclosure: Investigator-initiated research funding - Otsuka. 


  • Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.   
  • Teri Brister, PHD, LPC, National Alliance for Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

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Important Technical Requirements

This course utilizes a variety of online resources and file types for its assignments. Please check that your device and network is compatible with the minimum requirements:

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