According to the American Psychiatric Association,
“Telepsychiatry, or telemedicine, is a specifically defined form of video conferencing that can provide psychiatric services to patients living in remote locations or otherwise underserved areas. It can connect patients, psychiatrists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals through the use of television cameras [computer monitors] and microphones…
The use of video-based telepsychiatry helps meet patients’ needs for convenient, affordable and readily-accessible mental health services. With a robust evidence base that shows telepsychiatry leading to improved outcomes and higher patient satisfaction ratings, policy makers, payers and providers are increasingly considering ways to implement and use telepsychiatry…
- Telepsychiatry is equivalent to in-person care in diagnostic accuracy, treatment effectiveness, and patient satisfaction; it often saves time, money and other resources.
- Patient privacy and confidentiality issues parallel in-person care.
- Telepsychiatry effectively leverages specialty expertise, which facilitates health care reform (e.g., patient-centered care and integrated care).”
The Quality of the Video/ Audio Connection
One of the most important factors that predict the success of a telemedicine program is the reliability and quality of the connection. With excellent picture and sound quality comes great doctor and patient satisfaction. That’s why Orbit Health uses highly reliable, state-of-the-art technologies. We want to help facilitate great doctor-patient relationships.
It’s time you get involved in one of the fastest growing fields of healthcare.
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