Ensuring a Continuum of Mental Health Care
Improving Lives With Effectiveness and Efficiency
Without an effective, efficient system in place to help you prevent, treat and properly manage mental and substance abuse disorders, costs compound and sometimes lives are lost. Equipped with a powerful, remote controllable camera, you can observe the subtlest of details to provide patients with a high level of care. Telemedicine affords you the ability to involve family members when needed and allow patients to remain within their communities without the need for travel to metropolitan areas. Uses include:
- Patient Diagnosis and Assessment
- Improved Access to the Clinician
- Medication Monitoring, Management and Education
- Individual and Group Therapy
- Care Coordination and Collaboration
Telepsychiatry enables mental health providers to extend services while reducing patient anxiety, travel time and delivery cost. Due to shortages of mental health professionals, meeting demand is becoming increasingly difficult. With nearly 80 million Americans living in a mental health professional shortage area1, telemedicine is being used in outpatient clinics, hospitals, correctional and military facilities, private practitioner offices, schools and nursing homes with a high level of patient and clinician satisfaction.
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Current Trends in Telemental Health
- 'Leading Change: A Plan for SAMHSA's Roles and Actions 2011-2014,' HHS Publication No. (SMA) 11-4629. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2011)
- 'DoD Telemental Health Guidebook v.1,' National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2) - Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & TBI (DCoE), Gregory Kramer, JD, PhD, et al (2011)
- 'Impact of Mental Health Telemedicine on Patients' Cost Savings,' Joseph A. Banken, M.A., Ph.D., HSPP, Associate Professor, University of Akansas for Medical Sciences, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- 'Telemental Health Guide,' University of Colorado, Denver
1 'A new emphasis on telehealth,' Amy Novotney, Monitor on Psychology, Vol 42, No. 6 (June, 2011)