June 11, 2019 | 1:00 pm Eastern
Free Executive Web Briefing, Courtesy Of Genoa Healthcare
The shortage of psychiatric resources to meet the growing demand for behavioral health care services in the United States is well documented. The shortage of resources for providers serving rural and underserved communities is particularly acute with 65 percent of these consumers lacking direct access to behavioral health care.
A study co-authored by Genoa Healthcare, and recently published in the American Psychological Association’s Journal of Rural Mental Health, found that the availability of telepsychiatry services significantly improved access to behavioral health care in underserved communities.
In this executive web briefing, Samir Malik, EVP & General Manager of Telepsychiatry at Genoa Healthcare, will share how telepsychiatry, combined with in-person visits, improves the timeliness of care and increases the number of regular psychiatric appointments for rural consumers. Mr. Malik will also demonstrate how telepsychiatry services can increase access to care for consumers in other underserved communities lacking behavioral health care services.
During this 90-minute executive web briefing, attendees will:
- Review the outcomes of the study, Increasing Access to Mental Health Care Using Hybrid Care that Includes Telepsychiatry for a Rural Population
- Learn strategies for evaluating and implementing telepsychiatry services
- Understand methods for assessing program performance