Is Telepsychiatry Equivalent to Traditional Face-to-Face Psychiatry?

by Aurora H., e-Psychiatry Contributing Reporter, e-Psychiatry, Monday, December 7, 2015

The use of telemedicine services is booming in the United States, with BCC Research reporting that it will become a $27.3 billion industry by 2016. Telepsychiatry is a specialized branch of telemedicine, allowing psychiatrists to offer mental health services remotely... Read More

Telepsychiatry on the Rise in Rural Clinics and Hospitals

by Aurora H., e-Psychiatry Contributing Reporter, e-Psychiatry, Friday, November 13, 2015

There is growing concern about health care disparities between urban and rural areas. In a 2004 study, Dr. David Hartley, a researcher at the University of Southern Maine, noted that rural areas ranked poorly on 21 out of 23 indicators of population health. Mental health was one of these areas. Now, technological advances have brought telepsychiatry into the reach of rural patients. This rise in rural telepsychiatry use will increase access to mental health care and improve health outcomes... Read More

Telehealth, Online Programs Could Boost Access to Needed Mental Health Care

by Lisa Zamosky, iHealthBeat Contributing Reporter, iHealthBeat, Thursday, October 22, 2015

Technological tools used to diagnose and treat mental health issues may help to offset barriers that continue to prevent millions of Americans from getting the care they need.... Read More