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Trumpcare May Harm Telepsychiatry

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Trump care May Harm Telepsychiatry The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as “Obamacare” currently insures over 20 million Americans and represents the largest increase in government subsidized insurance since the establishment of Medicaid and Medicare in 1965.  Under Obamacare, services for mental health conditions and substance use disorders were defined as… Read More »

Donald Trump: Friend or Foe of Telemedicine?

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Will Donald Trump be a friend to the field of Telemedicine? Healthcare was one of the central themes in the 2016 “Presi-Trump-tial” campaign.  The advancement of healthcare in this country is dependent on whether it can adapt and evolve to meet the needs of our growing and changing society.  Telemedicine is a major key… Read More »

Correctional Telepsychiatry: A Good Fit

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Jails and prisons can be bleak and austere places to work.  The steel bars and concrete walls deliver a cold feel.  Survival is a constant theme for patients and staff alike.  Feelings of hopelessness can dominate and an authoritarian vibe can overwhelm.  Working inside the jail or prison walls, one cannot help but feel… Read More »

Telemedicine in Focus: California

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Answers to 10 common questions With a population of approximately 39 million people, the Golden State is the most populous in the Union.  In addition, California is geographically huge and ranked third in total land area.  Physicians in California tend to live in the large metropolitan areas that hug the coastline.  Uneven distribution of… Read More »

Telepsychiatry Lighting Fundamentals: Lights, Camera, Action…

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Think about a great scene in your favorite movie.  What made it have so much impact?  Was it the screenplay, the acting, or the scenery?  You may not have thought about it, but chances are that the lighting and color of the set made a big difference.  The way the lights were positioned captured… Read More »

The Webside Manner

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5 Techniques to Gain the Trust of Patients   Have you ever had a great doctor?  Chances are you liked that doctor because of the way she made you feel as a patient; in other words, it was her bedside manner.   The bedside manner is the way a doctor interacts with her patient…. Read More »

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