Open mHealth Case Study: PTSD

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Open mHealth Case Study-PTSD



Joe is a 34-year old Army veteran who’s been diagnosed with PTSD. He served in Afghanistan ’06-’07, in addition to a previous deployment in Asia. He’s in the reserves and now takes:

  • Paxil for depression/PTSD
  • Klonipin for anxiety
  • Tylenol #3 for his related knee injury

Because Joe uses avoidance coping mechanisms to balance his life, work and family, he works with Dr. Hoffman to help track his progress so he can better manage his life.


Through an integrated set of applications, Open mHealth partnered with Joe and Dr. Hoffman to use the open mHealth architecture to make it easier manage Joe’s PTSD symptoms.

Open mHealth partnered with the following solutions:

  • PTSD Coach/PTSD Explorer 
  • MindMyMeds, Kaiser Permanente
  • Mood Map, Intel
  • Ohmage (mood)


Using the Open mHealth architecture, the above devices were uploaded and integrated via Ohmage—an open mHealth compliant, cloud-based data storage app. Integrated data are then pulled from Ohmage into a data visualization.

Through an integrated PTSD solution, using the Open mHealth architecture, Joe and Dr. Hoffman were able to increase insights about Joe’s condition, improve safety and provide the evidence needed whenever Joe felt “stuck”.

For a detailed look into how Open mHealth was used to help with Joe’s PTSD, check out this case study.