Matt Vogl on the Technology Gap in Behavioral Health

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In this video, the behavioral health innovator explains what’s holding back tech

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Matt Vogl, MPH, founder and executive director of the National Mental Health Innovation Center (NMHIC) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, sees great potential in the ability of technology to create change in behavioral health. But he also sees a gaping hole in the dynamic: “Who’s going to want to create something if there’s not a market for it?”

In this video from an interview with Annie Peters, PhD, LP, director of research and education for the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), Vogl discusses the technology gap in behavioral health treatment. It’s been brought on, he says, by the lags in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process and the gesticulations of policymakers.

The interview with Vogl is part of the Recovery Reimagined series, a collaboration between and the NAATP that is designed to bring innovative ideas into the addiction and behavioral health space. To read the complete interview with Vogl, click here.

Look for the next installment in the Recovery Reimagined series next week. It’s a wide-ranging conversation with Shari Hampton and Ester Nicholson, two of the most thoughtful addiction recovery coaches in the field. Before then, be sure to check out our past Recovery Reimagined interview with John Kelly, PhD, ABPP. As founder of the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, Kelly has made an outsized impact on addiction treatment.