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Press

07/05/2016 - TechRepublic - 9 Mobile Apps Designed to Help Veterans

06/01/2016 - Las Cruces Sun-News - Las Crucens Speak Out About Top Health Apps

04/29/2016 - Inverse - Are Mental Health Apps Garbage? No, There's Just a Secret to Finding a Good One

03/08/2016 - Undark - The App Will See You Now

02/24/2016 - FastCompany - Most Mental Health Apps Are Based On Flimsy Science, Says Task Force Chair

02/09/2016 - Social Work Helper - 9 Mobile Apps for Social Workers

01/28/2016 - Beyond Chron - How VA Health Care Outdoes Private Sector

01/14/2016 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Treating and Preventing Mental Illness Through Your Smartphone

01/05/2016 - Sierra Sun - Your Health: Try These 7 Innovative Mobile Apps to Lift Your Mood

11/11/2015 - Federal Practitioner - 10 Apps for Veterans to Improve Health and Wellness

09/09/2015 - New Scientist - Mental Health Apps Let You Access Therapy From Your Smartphone

09/03/2015 - Elite Daily - 41 Awesome Mental Health Resources When You Can't Afford A Therapist

08/19/2015 - JMIR mHealth and uHealth - Review and Evaluation of Mindfulness-Based iPhone Apps

05/15/2015 - Huffington Post - Mental Health Monitoring Goes Mobile

04/22/2015 - Psychiatry Advisor - Mobile Mental Health Apps: Rebooting Clinical Practice?

04/13/2015 - Greatist - 81 Awesome Mental Health Resources When You Can't Afford A Therapist

04/05/2015 - FierceMobileHealthcare - Researchers Test App for Veteran PTSD Treatment

04/03/2015 - BuzzFeed - 14 Amazing Apps For Anyone Living With Anxiety

03/08/2015 - Washington Post - Health Care for Veterans Goes High Tech

02/09/2015 - Huffington Post - 8 Ways To Use Your Phone To Benefit Your Mental Health

12/19/2014 - ABC Oklahoma City - Apps Helping Veterans Battle PTSD

11/12/2014 - Newsweek - Technology's Latest Quest: Tracking Mental Health

11/10/2014 - The News Journal - Grappling with PTSD in a Civilian World

10/24/2014 - The Star Journal - Area Veterans Share Their VA Medical Care Experiences

09/26/2014 - WND - Chuck Norris Challenges You to Beat His Score

09/08/2014 - InformationWeek - VA: Mobile Is 'Value-Added' To Health Programs

05/12/2014 - Military Times - Sleep Solutions: What Docs Are Doing to Help Troops Get Some Shut-Eye

05/09/2014 - NBC Washington - Some Doctors Recommend Digital Support for People with Mental Illness

05/09/2014 - Nextgov - Agencies Can Drive the Next Wave of Digital Innovation

04/22/2014 - Washington Times - Less Silent Suffering: Veterans’ Post-Traumatic Stress Taken Seriously

03/01/2014 - Monitor on Psychology - Mobile Psychology

02/14/2014 - National Public Radio - Working With A Therapist Can Help When Sleeping Pills Don't

11/11/2013 - MobiHealthNews - 15 Apps from the Department of Veterans Affairs

10/24/2013 - MedCrunch - PTSD Coach App

07/16/2013 - MobiHealthNews - VA Launches Caregiver Pilot with 10 New Apps

06/24/2013 - USA Today - Military Sharpens New Tools to Deal with Brain Injuries

05/23/2013 - Houston Chronicle - Stay Head-Strong with Mental Health Apps

05/06/2013 - The Canadian Press - New App Aims to Help Canadian Veterans Cope with PTSD

03/29/2013 - Omaha World Herald - Help for PTSD, Brain Injuries May Be Only an App Away

10/01/2012 - iMedicalApps - PTSD Coach: Proof-of-Concept App from the VA using Open mHealth Platform

08/02/2012 - NBC News - Military, VA Release Mobile App for PTSD Therapy

08/02/2012 - Defense Tech - New PTSD App for iPhone, Android

08/01/2012 - Health 2.0 News - The VA Releases a Mobile App for PTSD Patients

05/30/2012 - Veterans Today - VA/DoD PTSD Coach App Wins Innovation Award for Telemedicine Advancement

05/04/2012 - Palo Alto Online - Mobile Apps Help PTSD Sufferers

09/30/2011 - Nextgov - Listening to Users: How VA Developed Its PTSD Coach Mobile App

07/28/2011 - National Public Radio - A Comforting iTouch

07/26/2011 - Associated Press - Veterans Use Smartphone Apps to Fight PTSD

07/19/2011 - ABC 15 Phoenix - New App Provides Vets a Tool for PTSD

04/22/2011 - MobiHealthNews - VA Creates App for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

04/21/2011 - FierceMobileHealthcare - VA Turns to Smartphones to Treat PTSD

04/19/2011 - Time - PTSD? "There's an App for That"

04/11/2011 - InformationWeek - PTSD iPhone App Launches for Veterans

04/09/2011 - CBS 3 Philadelphia - Health Watch: An App for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


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Selected Scientific Literature

Owen, J. E., Jaworski, B. K., Kuhn, E., Makin-Byrd, K. N., Ramsey, K. M., & Hoffman, J. E. (in press). mHealth in the wild: Using novel data to examine the reach, use, and impact of PTSD Coach.

Hoffman, J. E., Ramsey, K. M., & Estrin, D. (2014). Open architecture and standards in mobile health. In L. A. Marsch, S. E. Lord, & J. Dallery (Eds.), Behavioral Healthcare and Technology: Using Science-Based Innovations to Transform Practice (pp. 264-280). Oxford University Press. ISBN:978-0199314027

Kuhn, E., Eftekhari, A., Hoffman, J. E., Crowley, J. J., Ramsey, K. M., Reger, G. M., & Ruzek, J. I. (2014). Clinician perceptions of using a smartphone app with prolonged exposure therapy. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 41(6), 800-807. doi:10.1007/s10488-013-0532-2

Kuhn, E., Greene, C., Hoffman, J., Nguyen, T., Wald, L., Schmidt, J., Ramsey, K. M., & Ruzek, J. (2014). A preliminary evaluation of PTSD Coach, a Smartphone App for Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms. Military Medicine, 179(1), 12-18. doi:0.7205/MILMED-D-13-00271

Reger, G. M., Hoffman, J., Riggs, D., Rothbaum, B. O., Ruzek, J., Holloway, K. M., & Kuhn, E. R. (2013). A “PE Coach” smartphone application: An innovative approach to improving implementation, fidelity, and homework compliance for prolonged exposure. Psychological Services, 10, 342-349. doi: 10.1037/a0032774