Digital technology has the potential to transform mental healthcare by
connecting patients, services and health data in new ways. Digital online
and mobile applications can offer patients greater access to information and
services and enhance clinical management and early intervention through
access to real-time patient data. However, substantial gaps exist in the
evidence base underlying these technologies. Greater patient and clinician
involvement is needed to evaluate digital technologies and ensure they
target unmet needs, maintain public trust and improve clinical outcomes.