Tag: telepsychiatry

Tips to jumpstart your telemedicine program for addiction — Jeremy Martinez MD, Matrix Institute on Addictions

Addiction treatment is expected to grow to a $42 billion business by 2020. Like the rest of healthcare, addiction facilities are turning to telemedicine for potential ways to enhance treatment and recovery for people. However, adoption has been slowed by implementation costs, confidentiality regulations, telemedicine reimbursement, providers’ unfamiliarity with technology,…

How Telepsychiatry Will Revolutionize the Emergency Room

telepsychiatry Most ERs do not have a psychiatrist on staff, and yet one-eighth of all hospital emergency visits require mental health diagnoses. Most emergency rooms are set up to deal with physical emergencies, traumatic injuries, and acute conditions. They’re not so ready to deal with psychiatric emergencies such as bipolar or…

Oklahoma Doctor Gets Busted for Using Skype for Telemedicine

Guest post: Mike Stinebiser, medical technology sales and business development at AirInSpace. Just as the September 23 enforcement deadline of the new HIPAA rules arrives, The Oklahoman reports a case of a doctor who did not take heed of state health regulations for practicing telemedicine.  Dr. Thomas Trow is being disciplined…

A VSee Telepsychiatry Story

Summary:  VSee user Dr. Russell E. Brown shares how VSee has helped him successfully practice telepsychiatry. Last week I got to speak with neurologist and psychiatrist, Dr. Russell E. Brown from Atlanta, Georgia.  He is the Program Director of Avenia Behavioral Management and works with elderly patients suffering from such issues…

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