Telepsychiatry (October)

Date of Issue: 10/01/2015 | Volume: 13 | Number: 10

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

Recent studies have endorsed the efficacy of telephychiatry. In this issue we take you through the topic by describing the role of telepsychiatry in today's psychiatric practice, and detail the types of privacy issue that practitioners need to be aware of when communicating remotely with patients.

In This Issue

Article

Telepsychiatry: What You Need to Know

Topics: Practice Tools and Tips

The appeal of telemedicine is clear, especially for psychiatrists. We are in great demand, and there aren’t enough of us to meet the demand—especially in rural counties. Patients and doctors alike are increasingly realizing that telehealth can save them time and money. Here's the information you need to start practicing online.

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Article

Are Skype, FaceTime, and Google Hangouts HIPAA Compliant?

Topics: Practice Tools and Tips

Applying HIPAA to telemedicine has proven to be pretty tricky. A decade ago, most of us believed that the only way to ensure secure videoconferencing was to pay for expensive “HIPAA-compliant” videoconferencing equipment. But things are changing.

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Expert Q&A

Integrating Technology in Your Practice

Topics: Practice Tools and Tips

Dr. Jon Elhai discusses ways psychiatrists and psychologists can responsibly implement tele-communication methods in their practice, including encrypted emails, text messages, and video chat. The conversation covers how doctors can maintain HIPAA-compliance as they pursue an online practice.

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