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Table 1 Government and organizational reports on eMental healthcare implementation

From: Pediatric eMental healthcare technologies: a systematic review of implementation foci in research studies, and government and organizational documents

Report (year, country)


Target audience

Implementation focus

General population

Children and adolescents

A Way Forward: Equipping Australia’s Mental Health System for the Next Generation (2015, AUS) [37]

1. To examine the current and future states of mental health and mental health service provision in Australia, specifically in terms of cost-effectiveness

- Mental Health Commission

E-Mental Health Services in Australia 2014: Current and Future (2014, AUS) [43]

1. To propose achievable and scalable solutions to unlock the even greater potential of eMental health for the community

- Government

- Mental Health Commission


Strategies for Adopting and Strengthening E-mental Health (2014, AUS) [38]

1. To identify the benefits, issues and obstacles for the provision of online health services in the mental healthcare system

2. To determine what investment and development, including infrastructure and processes, is required for improved integration of evidence-based online mental health services

- Mental Health Commission

E-therapies Systematic Review for Children and Young People with Mental Health Problems

(2014, UK) [39]

1. To determine the availability of computer-based applications on the Internet for children and young people with mental health problems

2. To determine the acceptability of programs and to investigate aspects of concern and value to young people

- Government

The Future’s Digital: Mental Health and Technology

(2014, UK) [42]

1. To examine the case for digital transformation

2. To determine how digital technology is currently being used in the design and delivery of mental health services

3. To determine what actions national bodies and individual professionals, as well as commissioners, take to ensure digital technology is leveraged to its full potential

- Government

- Decision-/policymakers

- Healthcare professionals


E-mental Health in Canada: Transforming the Mental Health System using Technology (2014, CAN) [17]

1. To examine the spectrum of current eMental health technology/tools

2. To determine the key considerations examining the transformational potential of and barriers to the use of eMental health

3. To examine national and international eMental health approaches, including promising-practices

4. To provide recommendations for the future of eMental health

- Government

- Decision-/policymakers

- Healthcare professionals

- Funders (i.e., insurers)

- Academics

- eMental healthcare technology developers

E-mental Health in the Netherlands (2013, NED) [41]

1. To showcase how eMental Health utilizes technological developments to respond to today’s challenges, while at the same time increasing the number of people in reach of mental healthcare, thus decreasing the treatment gap

- Individuals at all levels in the Netherlands


Using Technology to Deliver Mental Health Services to Children and Youth in Ontario (2013, CAN) [40]

1. To engage with policy- and decision-makers to identify their perspectives on eMental Health

2. To conduct a review of the literature on eMental Health

3. To provide recommendations

- Government

- Decision-/policymakers

- Healthcare professionals

The eHealth Readiness of Australia’s Medical Specialists (2011, AUS) [44]

1. To explore whether Australian medical specialists are ready to adopt and use eHealth technologies and solutions today and in a way consistent with policy direction in the future

2. To identify the barriers impacting eHealth readiness and adoption and explore how to minimize them

3. To identify eHealth enablers and explore how to apply them to drive adoption and effective usage

- Government

- Healthcare professionals