The Doctor Connect

Future Focus: Psychiatry Meets Artificial Intelligence with Dr. Swapna Vaidya

October 17, 2023 Dr. Liudmila Schafer Season 2 Episode 6
The Doctor Connect
Future Focus: Psychiatry Meets Artificial Intelligence with Dr. Swapna Vaidya
Show Notes

AI as a revolutionary tool in mental health care, facilitating early detection and prevention, personalized treatment plans, and remote monitoring.

In this episode, Dr. Swapna Vaidya, MD and I discuss:

  • Increasing mental health issues and a shortage of clinicians. 
  • The transformative potential of integrated care technologies in mental health care emphasizes early detection, prevention, and the personalization of treatment plans amidst the escalating mental health crisis exacerbated by the pandemic.
  • AI-driven solutions,
  • Options to reduce stigma and barriers, enhancing scalability and cost efficiency in providing mental health services.
  • The importance of continuous learning and the incorporation of AI into healthcare are discussed, emphasizing the patient-centered approach.

Swapna Vaidya, MD is an accomplished Psychiatrist specializing in Adult Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. With a strong dedication to women's health, collaborative care Psychiatry, and cutting-edge health technologies, she strives to assist patients with treatment-resistant mental health issues. Currently, Dr. Vaidya holds a pivotal role at Microsoft Living Well Health Center, serving as a Collaborative Care Psychiatrist within Crossover Health. Her contribution is instrumental in developing a sustainable model for providing comprehensive psychiatric care to clients within the company. Previously, Dr. Vaidya served as the Clinical Operations Chief at Kaiser Permanente in WA, overseeing two mental health clinics. She also acted as a Physician Executive at MultiCare Behavioral Health Hospital, serving as the clinical liaison for Tele-psych operations and playing a key role in contract management and clinical and quality proficiency guidelines. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she collaborated with the IT team to establish HIPAA-compliant apps, aiding in crisis response efforts. Dr. Vaidya's expertise in psychiatry and her unwavering passion for innovative healthcare solutions position her as a thought leader at the intersection of AI and psychiatry. She contributes as an Advisory Board Member for Gennev, a leading telehealth company dedicated to specialized care for menopausal women. She has recorded educational videos on women's mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic and has participated in podcasts discussing brain fog in menopause for a company called Hot Flashes and Cool Topics.

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