Digital Navigation Training

Using apps in clinical care may seem relatively straightforward, but there are several aspects that play into using apps effectively and safely. Our team has adapted a Digital Navigator Training originally developed by Wisniewski et al. 1 to meet the needs of using mobile apps in the integrated Environment.

1 Wisniewski Wisniewski H, Gorrindo T, Rauseo-Ricupero N, Hilty D, Torous J. The Role of Digital Navigators in Promoting Clinical Care and Technology Integration into Practice. Digit Biomark. 2020;4(Suppl 1):119-135. Published 2020 Nov 26. doi:10.1159/000510144


 Our team has explored the use of Digital Navigation Training (DNT) among Behavioral Health Providers working in Integrated Primary Care clinics. Notably the DNT training helped to increase confidence, digital literacy, patient engagement among other areas pertinent to mobile app use in this environment noted here in this diagram:

M-Health Digital Navigation Training for Integrated Behavioral Health



Below you will see an outline of this training in addition to a link that takes you directly to the various training modules offered.

Information about the American Psychiatric Association Mental Health App Evaluation Framework update can be found here: Lagan, S., Emerson, M.R., Gratzer, D., Myrick, K., Chan, S., Fortuna, K., Benson, N., Tatro, N., Aquino, P., Tartaglia, J., Dirst, M., King, D., Matwin, S., Proctor, S., & Torous, J. (2021). Mental Health App Evaluation: Updating the American Psychiatric Association’s Framework with a Modified Delphi Process. Psychiatric Services. 72(9), 1095-1098.


Publications from i-mHealth Research Collaborative Team Members

Emerson, MR, Dinkel, D, Watanabe-Galloway, S., Torous, J., & Johnson, D.J. (2023). Adaptation of Digital Navigation Training for Integrated Behavioral Health Providers: Interview and Survey Study. Translational Behavioral Medicine. doi:10.1093/tbm/ibad016