"Telepsychiatry is an effective tool for treating psychiatric patients if state law, certain requirements, and good patient care practices are followed."
Discover more about the future of technological psychiatric services in an article entitled "Telepsychiatry: Who, What, Where, and How" authored by Kristen Lambert, J.D., M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., and Moira Wertheimer, J.D., R.N. and recently published by the American Psychiatric Association.
"Telepsychiatry uses electronic communication and various technologies to provide psychiatric care between a psychiatrist in one location and a patient in another location."
Learn about the risk management considerations associated with telepsychiatry, including standard of care, licensure requirements, privacy, security, safety, consent, and confidentiality issues.