What are the key elements to developing a telebehavioral health strategy?
Psychiatrists are in short supply, with 55% of counties in the continental U.S. without any psychiatrists and 77% of U.S. counties having “severe shortages” of psychiatrists and other behavioral health providers. Telepsychiatry is often thought of as a ‘band aid’ or temporary solution for an organization’s immediate needs; however telepsychiatry as a long-term solution can help organizations meet their short-term and long-term strategic priorities.
This white paper is designed to assist organizations in the creation of a long-term strategy for telepsychiatry. It provides key questions to lead the discussion of where telepsychiatry fits in an organization’s strategy, case studies of organizations who have used telehealth to meet their strategic goals, and suggestions for how organizations can use telepsychiatry to meet their strategic goals. These suggestions include a discussion of using telepsychiatry to:
- Help launch new programs or business lines;
- Refine your reach or specialize your practice;
- Customize treatment plans;
- Integrate behavioral health into primary care; and
- Engage consumers through technology.
About InSightTelepsychiatry, LLC
InSight is the leading national telepsychiatry service provider organization with a mission to transform access to behavioral health care through innovative applications of technology. InSight has over 18 years of experience with telepsychiatry and serves hundreds of organizations across the nation with its on-demand, scheduled, connected services and Inpathy divisions. InSight is dedicated to quality care through telepsychiatry. The InSight team has designed and implemented telepsychiatry programs in nearly every setting across the spectrum of care. The InSight team is also active in thought-leadership, educational and adovacy work around telehealth. Last year, members of the InSight team presented at over 40 events, taught telepsychiatry best practices to a hundreds of psychiatry residents and providers via their telepsychiatry grand round series, and helped to advocate for important telehealth related regulations at both the state and federal level. Learn more at: http://insighttelepsychiatry.com/.
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