Tony Thrasher, DO, DFAPA.
President, American Association for Emergency Psychiatry (AAEP). Medical Director of Crisis Services, Milwaukee County Behavioral Health, Milwaukee, WI. Clinical Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.
Dr. Thrasher has disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Medical notes may never be the same again. The Open Notes policy allows patients to read their record without delay, and nearly prevents doctors from withholding notes in the interest of safety. Here we share tips on how to use this policy to enhance the therapeutic relationship.
Peter Yellowlees, M.
Professor of psychiatry and Chief Wellness Officer at University of California-Davis Health. Past President of the American Telemedicine Association.
Dr. Yellowlees has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
“Don’t think of it as telepsychiatry, think of it as a home visit,” says Peter Yellowlees as he teaches us how to create more meaningful interactions through the digital screen. Dr. Yellowlees covers many of the dicey details of this medium: Involuntary hospitalization, interstate regulations, medical notes, billing, and how to set up the equipment on a budget are all inside.
Addiction is stigmatized, resulting in historically strict confidentiality rules. But how do we interpret HIPAA and other regulations in 2019 addiction practice? Do we need a ROI every time we communicate with other clinicians/institutions, which seems cumbersome and counterproductive? In this article we cover what you need to know about confidentiality in addiction treatment.
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