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Activity Date: 04/19/2016

Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other healthcare professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

Innovative Mobile health (mHealth) approaches are revolutionizing the way we study, assess, and treat mental illness. mHealth may aid in closing access gaps to services, reducing hospitalizations, improving consistency and accuracy of care, and reducing healthcare expenditures. However, the lack of regulations into whom may develop an mHealth app and paucity of clinical evidence means some caution should be exercised. Clinicians need guidance on the proposed advantages and disadvantages of these new technologies and how mHealth integration can be effectively incorporated into practice.

Course Requirements

To receive ACPE credit for the live session at the Annual Meeting, you must:

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  • Register for this course. (sign in first)
  • Attend and participate in the entire session and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (sign in first)
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (sign in first)

This course will be provided at the CPNP 2016 Annual Meeting, April 17-20, 2016. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at http://cpnp.org/mycpnp/transcript/acpe.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Examine the history of mobile health (mHealth) and how smartphone technology may provide a new way to manage serious mental illness (SMI).
  2. Describe different mHealth approaches and outline intervention design and development considerations.
  3. Review current evidence supporting the use of mHealth applications in the treatment of serious mental illness.
  4. Discuss the potential pros and cons of integrating mHealth applications into clinical practice.
  5. Demonstrate several mHealth interventions used successfully in the treatment of people with Serious Mental Illness.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Date: 04/19/2016
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-16-017-L04-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This self-study course provides 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-0000-16-017-L04-P (1.0 contact hours).