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What is the Standard of Care for Telepsychiatry?

By Orbit Health |

Telehealth is increasingly being adopted by providers, patients, hospitals, and clinics as a great way of providing access to much needed healthcare.  Policymakers and lawmakers have generally fallen behind the current practice and therefore there can be some uncertainty around what standard of care should apply. Moreover, “Standard of care” can be subject to… Read More »

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How To Implement Telepsychiatry Services For Your Emergency Department

By Orbit Health |

You’re a healthcare administrator who’s in charge of an emergency department. You’re tasked to improve the patient experience and reduce costs at the same time.  And you’ve noticed that several psychiatric patients have been waiting to be admitted or transferred for days. More and more patients with psychiatric emergencies are waiting in emergency departments… Read More »

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How Telepsychiatry is a Valuable Employee Benefit in Your Company’s Health Package

By Orbit Health |

According to a recent survey from the National Business Group on Health, large companies around the country increasingly include telemedicine services as part of employee benefit packages. The survey found that a group of 148 employers across various industries is now offering telemedicine coverage to over 15 million employees and their dependents. Over half… Read More »

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Telepsychiatry for the Hearing Impaired – Top 10 Tips

By Orbit Health |

If you see enough patients, you are bound to run into patients who may be hard of hearing or deaf.  People with disabilities deserve great care too.  Effective communication is essential to ensure a high quality of care.  So, what should a provider do to make sure effective communication is established? Make sure that… Read More »

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Setting up Your Home Office for Telepsychiatry

By Orbit Health |

Telepsychiatry benefits more than just patients and hospitals in need of psychiatric services: For psychiatrists working to keep their practice going during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, telepsychiatry provides a safe and effective means to see patients, offer consultations, and otherwise keep business as usual running without having to work from a hospital or medical… Read More »

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5 Ways to Find the Best Telepsychiatry Company for Your Organization

By Orbit Health |

How do you find the top telepsychiatry company for your clients? You can assess every company by looking at these 5 factors… They have experience working with your clients As anyone who has been a patient knows, unless you are dealing with the simplest of issues, it does matter who your clinician is. The… Read More »

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Coping During COVID-19

By Orbit Health |

Doctor Saundra Jain of the Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network (PsychCongress) speaks with Doctor Ed Kaftarian of Orbit Health on the topic of understanding and implementing telepsychiatry in an era of shifting regulations and continuing challenges.

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How Telepsychiatry Can Help Your Health Organization Expand Its Offerings

By Orbit Health |

Telepsychiatry allows you to conference in qualified psychiatric specialists from around the state, country, and world in order to offer the best psychiatric care you can compile. Your practice can import experts in all fields of psychiatry, meaning that you are not limited by whoever happens to live in (or be willing to relocate… Read More »

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The Top 10 Barriers to Wider Adoption of Telepsychiatry

By Orbit Health |

Although telepsychiatry has received a lot of attention in the last few years, this modality has been around for more than 60 years.  As early as 1959, the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute was using early videoconferencing to provide group therapy, long-term therapy, consultation-liaison psychiatry, and medical student training at the Nebraska state hospital in Norfolk… Read More »

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Using Telemedicine After Natural Disasters

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Telepsychiatry and other forms of telemedicine allow healthcare professionals to provide much-needed medicinal services to areas that would otherwise lack essential treatment. While telepsychiatry is useful for providing qualified psychiatric care to people in rural or otherwise hard-to-access communities, it can be of vital importance in situations where travel and infrastructure are limited because… Read More »

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