What Role Does Prescribing Play in Delivering Effective Chronic Mental and Physical Health Care?
Dr. Krysti (Lan Chi) Vo
Head of Psychiatry, Vida Health
Dr. Vo is a double-board certified physician specialized in adult, and child and adolescent psychiatry. She is telemedicine expert, digital health advisor and researcher, speaker, writer, and NYC marathoner 2017 finisher. She has expertise in incorporating telepsychiatry with conversational agents, such as chatbots, and collaborative care to improve clinical service delivery. Further, she has additional expertise in working with families and patients with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders. She is committed to addressing challenges faced by individuals with psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. Her focus is on characterizing and understanding the pockets of need in the healthcare delivery systems and using advocacy and medical innovation to address those needs. She is an entrepreneur with direct experience at the intersection between healthcare and technology. Her aim is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families by combining evidence-based research with technology and design to implement effective and impactful clinical solutions. Dr. Vo has received research support from federal sources and non-profit foundations. She has received over 20 awards, including from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). She was previously the John E. Schowalter Resident on Council (Board of Directors) of AACAP. Her experiences in technology include consulting with eClinicalWorks and APA PsychPRO Registry, developing digital health startups, and participating in a fellowship with Mount Sinai Innovation Partners. She currently serve on the AACAP Health Information Technology Committee and Telepsychiatry Committee and previously served on APA Committee on Mental Health Technology. On her free time, she enjoys providing clinical and business development expertise to startup health tech companies through her consultant work. She also serves as an Advisor for DreamIT Ventures, a fund and growth program focused on startups with revenue or pilots that are ready to scale. Beyond medicine, her entrepreneurial interests include early childhood care (daycare, nursery, babysitting & nanny services), children’s books, and software/services related to personal finance, personal assistance, and productivity.
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