AHRQ Webinar: Improving Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Depression Through Digital Healthcare

Event Date
June 15, 2022 - 2:30pm–4:00pm EDT

Event Materials:

  • Presentation Slides (PDF, 6 MB).
  • Q&As (PDF, 105 KB)


During this event, an expert panel discussed efforts to improve adult depression diagnosis and treatment using digital healthcare interventions. The speakers showcased the impact of patient engagement in providing accurate information to providers to aid in diagnosis, with a focus on data collection, collaborative decision making, and self-management techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how electronic patient-reported outcomes can improve depression diagnosis and treatment
  2. Identify depression-specific digital health patient portal features that promote patient engagement, medical adherence, and reduction in depressive symptoms
  3. Understand advantages and barriers to adaptive vs static messaging interventions for depression and self-management
  4. Evaluate the overall impact of patient-engaged digital healthcare interventions on adult depression


Neda Laiteerapong, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Director , Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy, University of Chicago

Carolyn Turvey, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Iowa

Adrian Aguilera, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley


Sheena Patel, MPH
Health Research Scientist, Division of Digital Healthcare Research, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, AHRQ


Eligible providers were able to earn up to 1.5 CE/CME contact hours for participating in the live webinar.

If you have questions, please contact DigitalHealthcareResearch@ahrq.hhs.gov.