2023 JAN 11 (NewsRx) — By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health Policy and Law Daily — Data detailed on health insurance have been presented. According to news reporting out of Palo Alto, California, by NewsRx editors, research stated, “In this Round Table Discussion, an international panel of experts discuss issues related to the use of technology in the delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), in order to increase its reach.”
Funders for this research include Pear Therapeutics.
Our news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Stanford University: “Panelists were, in alphabetical order, Carmela Alcantara, PhD, an Associate Professor at Columbia University School of Social Work in New York, USA, Bei Bei, PhD., an Associate Professor at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, Charles M. Morin, PhD., a Professor of Psychology at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada, and Annemieke A. van Straten, PhD., a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The session was chaired by Rachel Manber, PhD., a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, California, USA. In their introductions each panelist discussed the use of technology in their respective country.”
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “All indicated that the most common way technology is used in the treatment of insomnia is through the use of video calls (telemedicine) to deliver individual CBT-I, and that this is mostly covered by publicly funded health insurance programs such as Medicare, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. There are also some fully automated insomnia treatment programs, but they’re often not covered by Medicare or other health insurance programs.”
For more information on this research see: Integrating technology to increase the reach of CBT-I: state of the science and challenges ahead. Sleep, 2022. The publisher for Sleep is Oxford University Press (OUP).
A free version of this journal article is available at https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsac252.
Our news editors report that more information may be obtained by contacting Rachel Manber, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, United States. Additional authors for this research include Carmela Alcantara, Bei Bei, Charles M Morin, Annemieke A van Straten.
ORCID is an identifier for authors and includes bibliographic information. The following is ORCID information for the authors of this research: Rachel Manber (http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2829-8892), Bei Bei (http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9660-6573), Charles M Morin (http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8649-8895), Annemieke A van Straten (http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6875-2215).
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