Remote Healthcare - Is it for You?
Telemedicine/Telepsychiatry/Telehealth... What is it?
Written by: Kaylee Garber
I've been in mental health Marketing for the last 8 years but just began working with Psychiatric Medical Practitioners, INC. as their head of Sales/Marketing a few weeks ago and I'm already loving it! I know about (and have personally used) Telemedicine services before, specifically Telepsychiatry, but now I'm getting an even closer view into how it works and all of the benefits. Let me share some information with you!
Telepsychiatry uses this same technology to provide psychiatric care. The patient will sit and talk with the doctor just as they would if the doctor were in the clinic. If family members are normally brought to the therapy session, they can continue to be present during the telepsychiatry session.
The Tele-medicine Act of 1996 made the practice of telemedicine a legitimate means by which an individual may receive medical services from a health care provider without requiring person-to-person contact with the provider. This legislation allows health care providers to examine patients at distant sites using interactive audio and video equipment. Telemedicine is part of a multifaceted approach to improving health care service delivery in medically-undeserved rural areas or areas where geographic barriers restrict access.
Using telemedicine or telepsychiatry consultation in no way diminishes the rights of the patient. It is all about your digital wellbeing. The Right to Withhold or Withdraw Consent to Tele-psychiatry consultation can be exercised at any time, without affecting the future care and treatment of the patient.
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