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Siobhan K Yilmaz, Brady P Horn, Chris Fore, Caroline A Bonham
Introduction In this paper the economic costs associated with a growing, multi-state telepsychiatry intervention serving rural American Indian/Alaska Native populations were compared to costs of travelling to provide/receive in-person treatment. Methods Telepsychiatry costs were calculated using administrative, information-technology, equipment and technology components, and were compared to travel cost models. Both a patient travel and a psychiatrist travel model were estimated utilising ArcGIS software and unit costs gathered from literature and government sources...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Marie Paldam Folker, Trine Helverskov, Amalie Søgaard Nielsen, Ulla Skov Jørgensen, John Teilmann Larsen
Digital technologies in mental healthcare are envisioned to offer easier, faster and more cost-effective access to mental healthcare. The scope for integrating digital technology into mental healthcare is vast: video conferencing, developing novel treatments using interactive software, mobile applications, and sensor technologies. We outline technology-based interventions, which are relevant to clinical practice, and present the evidence base for using digital technology as well as emerging challenges for their implementation in clinical practice...
April 23, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
Hossam Mahmoud, Emily Vogt
The opioid epidemic faced by the USA is a complex public health crisis, with staggering loss of life and overwhelming social, health, and economic costs. Despite the rising need for medication-assisted treatment, individuals struggling with opioid use continue to face multiple barriers hindering their access to care, particularly in rural areas. Innovative approaches to enhance access to treatment are needed. Telepsychiatry has proven to be effective and economical across multiple settings and psychiatric diagnoses, including opioid use disorder...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
Donald M Hilty, Terry Rabinowitz, Robert M McCarron, David J Katzelnick, Trina Chang, Amy M Bauer, John Fortney
INTRODUCTION: In this era of patient-centered care, telepsychiatry (TP; video or synchronous) provides quality care with outcomes as good as in-person care, facilitates access to care, and leverages a wide range of treatments at a distance. METHOD: This conceptual review article explores TP as applied to newer models of care (e.g., collaborative, stepped, and integrated care). RESULTS: The field of psychosomatic medicine (PSM) has developed clinical care models, educates interdisciplinary team members, and provides leadership to clinical teams...
May 2018: Psychosomatics
John F Thomas, Douglas K Novins, Patrick W Hosokawa, Christina A Olson, Dru Hunter, Alison S Brent, Gerard Frunzi, Anne M Libby
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated a videoconference-based psychiatric emergency consultation program (telepsychiatry) at geographically dispersed emergency department (ED) sites that are part of the network of care of an academic children's hospital system. The study compared program outcomes with those of usual care involving ambulance transport to the hospital for in-person psychiatric emergency consultation prior to disposition to inpatient care or discharge home. METHODS: This study compared process outcomes in a cross-sectional, pre-post design at five network-of-care sites before and after systemwide implementation of telepsychiatry consultation in 2015...
February 1, 2018: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
G Papadimitriou
In 1977, the American pathologist and psychiatrist George Engel (1913-1999) published in the Journal Science his paper "TheIn 1977, the American pathologist and psychiatrist George Engel (1913-1999) published in the Journal Science his paper "Theneed for a new medical model: A challenge for biomedicine", introducing the term Biopsychosocial Model. This model basedon the results of Engel's studies in ulcerative colitis, depression and psychogenic pain, constituted a challenge for biomedicineand the biomedical model...
April 2017: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
Sydney Moirangthem, Sabina Rao, Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar, Manjunatha Narayana, Neelaveni Raviprakash, Suresh Bada Math
AIM: In a resource-poor country such as India, telepsychiatry could be an economical method to expand health-care services. This study was planned to compare the costing and feasibility of three different service delivery models. The end user was a state-funded long-stay Rehabilitation Center (RC) for the homeless. METHODOLOGY: Model A comprised patients going to a tertiary care center for clinical care, Model B was community outreach service, and Model C comprised telepsychiatry services...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
Camilo Barrera-Valencia, Alexis Vladimir Benito-Devia, Consuelo Vélez-Álvarez, Mario Figueroa-Barrera, Sandra Milena Franco-Idárraga
INTRODUCTION: Telepsychiatry is defined as the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in providing remote psychiatric services. Telepsychiatry is applied using two types of communication: synchronous (real time) and asynchronous (store and forward). OBJECTIVE: To determine the cost-effectiveness of a synchronous and an asynchronous telepsychiatric model in prison inmate patients with symptoms of depression. METHODS: A cost-effectiveness study was performed on a population consisting of 157 patients from the Establecimiento Penitenciario y Carcelario de Mediana Seguridad de Manizales, Colombia...
April 2017: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
Jessica Abrams, Sarah Sossong, Lee H Schwamm, Lauren Barsanti, Michael Carter, Naomi Kling, Meghan Kotarski, Jaclyn Leddy, Benjamin Meller, Marcy Simoni, Michael Sullivan, Janet Wozniak
BACKGROUND: In the age of online communication, psychiatric care can now be provided via videoconferencing technologies. While virtual visits as a part of telepsychiatry and telemental health provide a highly efficient and beneficial modality of care, the implementation of virtual visits requires attention to quality and safety issues. As practitioners continue to utilize this technology, issues of clinician licensing, treatment outcomes of virtual visits versus in-person visits, and cost offset require ongoing study...
May 2017: Harvard Review of Psychiatry
D Garoni, D Sarantidis, K Katsadoros
Telepsychiatry was introduced in the early 1950's for the provision of mental health services from a distance. In 1990 the progress made in telecommunications technologies caused a significant expansion in telepsychiatry services. It can refer to store and forward technologies, interactive technologies, remote monitoring technologies and it is applied to contribute to the lift of restrictions placed on providing mental health services. Restrictions may exist due to geographic isolation, lack of specialized services, high cost of moving patients etc...
October 2016: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
Sam Hubley, Sarah B Lynch, Christopher Schneck, Marshall Thomas, Jay Shore
AIM: To conduct a review of the telepsychiatry literature. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search of the literature on telepsychiatry using the search terms, "telepsychiatry", "telemental health", "telecare", "telemedicine", "e-health", and "videoconferencing". To meet criteria for inclusion, studies had to: (1) be published in a peer-reviewed journal after the year 2000; (2) be written in English; (3) use videoconferencing technology for the provision of mental health assessment or treatment services; and (4) use an adequately-powered randomized controlled trial design in the case of treatment outcome studies...
June 22, 2016: World Journal of Psychiatry
Maryann Waugh, Debbie Voyles, Marshall R Thomas
In the USA, the high cost and inefficiencies of the health care system have prompted widespread demand for a better value on investment. Reform efforts, focused on increasing effective, cost-efficient, and patient-centred practices, are inciting lasting changes to health care delivery. Integrated care, providing team-based care that addresses both physical and behavioural health needs is growing as an evidence-based way to provide improved care with lower overall costs. This in turn, is leading to an increasing demand for psychiatrists to work with primary care physicians in delivering integrated care...
2015: International Review of Psychiatry
Alberto Salmoiraghi, Shahid Hussain
Telepsychiatry is increasingly being used in many parts of the world. We performed a systematic review of the literature on the use of telepsychiatry in acute treatment settings using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PsycINFO from inception to June 2013 using the following key words: acute telepsychiatry, teleconsultation, teleconferencing, telemedicine, emergency telepsychiatry, and e-mental health. Only articles in English were included. All study abstracts were reviewed by both authors independently to assess whether the topic of the paper was relevant to the review...
September 2015: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
Meera Narasimhan, Benjamin G Druss, Jason M Hockenberry, Julie Royer, Paul Weiss, Gretl Glick, Steven C Marcus, John Magill
OBJECTIVE: This study estimated the impact of a statewide, centralized telepsychiatry service provided in nonpsychiatric emergency departments (EDs) on use of mental health services. METHODS: Individuals treated via telepsychiatry were compared with a matched control group of individuals with mental health diagnoses who were treated in nonparticipating hospitals. Bivariate and two-part and generalized linear regression models were used to assess differences between the two groups in outpatient follow-up, hospital admission following the ED visit, length of hospital stay if admitted, and inpatient and total costs...
November 2015: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
Robert J Hilt, Rebecca P Barclay, James Bush, Brenda Stout, Nichole Anderson, Julia R Wignall
BACKGROUND: Telepsychiatry has clinical efficacy with children, but questions remain about cost-effectiveness. State agencies and health systems need to know if a child telepsychiatry consult system can address system concerns and improve care quality while lowering costs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To assist care in a rural state with few child and adolescent psychiatrists, an academic center coordinated a consult system of (1) televideo consults for high-needs children with Medicaid and state Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)/foster care involvement, (2) remote medication reviews for beyond guidelines prescribing, and (3) elective community provider telephone-based consults...
July 2015: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Jonathan S Thiele, Charles R Doarn, Jay H Shore
BACKGROUND: There is a national shortage of psychiatrists, and according to nationally available data, it is projected to get worse. Locum tenens psychiatry and telepsychiatry are two ways to fill the shortages of psychiatric providers that exist in many areas in the United States. Employment and salary data in these areas can be used to illuminate current trends and anticipate future solutions to the problem of increasing demand for, and decreasing supply of, psychiatrists in the United States...
June 2015: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Marta Valdagno, Arianna Goracci, Silvia di Volo, Andrea Fagiolini
Telepsychiatry, thanks to the continuous advance of technologies, is an area with excellent prospects to become an effective tool for assistance in psychiatry. Many studies evaluated the effectiveness of telepsychiatry in different psychiatric disorders like anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders and depression. Results showed that telepsychiatry seems to be promising in anxiety and depressive disorders, especially in the maintenance phase, and also for psychotic disorders, especially for these cases with a poor compliance...
December 2014: CNS Spectrums
Stacie Anne Deslich, Timothy Thistlethwaite, Alberto Coustasse
OBJECTIVE: It is unclear if telepsychiatry, a subset of telemedicine, increases access to mental health care for inmates in correctional facilities or decreases costs for clinicians or facility administrators. The purpose of this investigation was to determine how utilization of telepsychiatry affected access to care and costs of providing mental health care in correctional facilities. METHODS: A literature review complemented by a semistructured interview with a telepsychiatry practitioner...
2013: Permanente Journal
Emily Saurman, David Lyle, David Perkins, Russell Roberts
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a rural emergency telepsychiatry program, the Mental Health Emergency Care-Rural Access Program (MHEC-RAP), which aims to improve access to emergency mental health care for communities throughout western New South Wales (NSW). METHODS: A descriptive analysis of service activity data from the introduction of the MHEC-RAP in 2008 to 2011 using Chi-squared tests and linear regression modelling to assess change and trends over time. RESULT: There were 55959 calls to the MHEC-RAP, 9678 (17%) of these calls initiated an MHEC-RAP service (~2500 each year)...
February 2014: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
Stacie Deslich, Bruce Stec, Shane Tomblin, Alberto Coustasse
This article describes the benefits and constraints of telemedicine, focusing primarily on the field of psychiatry in the United States with the current system of healthcare. Telepsychiatry is believed to provide better access and higher-quality care to patients who need psychiatric care and cost savings to providers of such care. Telemedicine has been successfully integrated into psychiatric facilities reaching rural areas, prisons, and urban facilities. It has increased the volume of patients that physicians can reach and diagnose, as well as allowing them to treat patients with limitations in mobility...
2013: Perspectives in Health Information Management
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