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Based on best practices learned from the leading national telepsychiatry service provider company, this presentation will cover the clinical, business and policy best practices for establishing a successful telepsychiatry program.
Presenter Geoffrey Boyce has worked with organizations and communities in thirteen states to establish all types of telepsychiatry programs and will frame his discussion around the ideal community and organizational culture needed to create a thriving program.
Co-Presenter Dr. Jim Varrell will focus on lessons learned from his 14 years of practicing telepsychiatry. Drawing on his expertise and other clinical research, Dr. Varrell will discuss clinical obstacles to adopting telepsychiatry and examine how consumers react to telepsychiatry in a variety of settings.
After a survey of multiple successful models, this presentation will narrow in on a case study of a rural community mental health center. Before telebehavioral health, the center struggled to recruit and retain a behavioral health prescriber — a problem that made it difficult to treat consumers locally. Now the facility has a thriving relationship with a telepsychiatrist who even decided to “vacation” at the center.
During this 90-minute web briefing, the following topics will be discussed:
- A survey of successful models for many telehealth programs
- The do’s and don’ts for creating a strong telepsychiatry program
- The cultural and educational changes needed to broaden telebehavioral health adoption
- The obstacles limiting the growth and acceptance of telebehavioral health
- A case study from a rural community health center who successfully implemented a telepsychiatry program
This presentation is appropriate for all levels of behavioral health leaders, providers, advocates and change makers.
Following the main presentation, the audience will be able to submit any questions while OPEN MINDS facilitates a Question and Answer session with Dr. Varrell and Mr. Boyce.