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, and a lack of implementation models. Jeremy Martinez, MD, discussed how Matrix set up their telemedicine program and the challenges they faced in doing telemedicine. Learn:
- why addiction treatment must move online (physician incentives, cost savings, policy, technology development…)
- how effective is online addiction treatment and what are the limitations
- steps to preparing your organization to start providing addiction recovery services online
Let’s continue the discussion in real life at Telehealth Failures and Secrets to Success Conference, Sept 20-22, Silicon Valley!
About the Speaker
Dr. Jeremy Martinez is an Addiction Psychiatrist, and the CEO of Matrix Institute on Addictions. He is also the founder of The Solstice Clinic and in his free time, has developed products for behavioral health treatment, including a nutritional supplement, ALCOVITE, for alcohol related vitamin deficiencies and a CD for Anxiety and Stress. His interests include psychosocial evidence-based practices (EBPs), the use of technology in addiction treatment, and cultural issues in behavioral health treatment.
Dr. Martinez is a graduate of Harvard University and attended medical school at UC San Diego. He completed training in Psychiatry at the UCLA-San Fernando Valley Program and in Addiction Psychiatry at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. He is board certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine.