The following are helpful resources for providers or healthcare organizations who want to learn more about how to get involved with, or to utilize, telepsychiatry.
Disclaimer: Consult with a qualified attorney prior to practicing as the rules and regulations for telehealth change quickly depending on the jurisdictions of both provider and patient.
Telepsychiatry is a branch of telemedicine, which involves remote evaluation and treatment of patients via live videoconferencing or telephonic equipment. Telepsychiatry utilizes online telecommunication technology to provide for long-distance clinical health care, patient and practitioner education, as well as public health and health administration. Telepsychiatry can include patient evaluations, therapy, medication management, education for practitioners, and other aspects of psychiatric care.