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Brain on a Wire Episode #4 – The Computer-Brain Interface

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In this Episode we will discuss the possibilities/Ramifications of the Computer-Brain Interface   http://www.buzzsprout.com/292088/1165430-brain-on-a-wire-episode-4-the-computer-brain-interface

Brain on a Wire Episode #3 – Will Robots replace psychiatrists?

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In this Episode of Brain on a wire we discuss if Robots will one day replace Psychiatrists.   http://www.buzzsprout.com/292088/1091540-brain-on-a-wire-episode-3-will-robots-replace-psychiatrists    

Brain on a Wire #2 – Internet Addiction

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Good Aternoon,   Please see the link bellow for episode #2 of Brain on a wire – internet Addiction   http://www.buzzsprout.com/292088/1060925-brain-on-a-wire-episode-2-internet-addiction

Telepsychiatry is Good for Your Teeth!

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As a telepsychiatrist, I get to work from my home office.  The benefits of this arrangement are amazing.  I can avoid the horrible traffic commuting to and from an ordinary onsite job.  I get to be in a comfortable environment with a perfect office setup.  The list goes on and on… But there are… Read More »

Brain on a Wire Episode #1

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http://www.buzzsprout.com/292088/1060898-brain-on-a-wire-episode-1   Welcome to “Brain on a Wire,” a podcast that explores how technology affects mental health

Why do prisons and jails need telepsychiatrists?

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For a multitude of reasons, inmates deserve access to timely mental health treatment. In fact, access to adequate healthcare is protected under the 8th and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution. Providing mental health treatment via telepsychiatry eases suffering and is, therefore, the right thing to do from a human perspective. In addition,… Read More »

Telemedicine Advocacy Results in New Opioid Legislation

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By Edward Kaftarian, MD CEO, Orbit Health Telepsychiatry Vice-Chair, American Telemedicine Association Tele-mental Health Special Interest Group Controlled substances are an important tool for psychiatrists.  We use them to help patients survive alcohol and heroin addiction.  We also use them in the treatment of ADHD, anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. The Ryan Haight Online… Read More »

Correctional Telepsychiatry Works!

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Telepsychiatry has been shown to be an effective mode of patient care delivery in jails and prisons.  Psychiatry staffing shortages nationwide are impacting the ability of correctional facilities to provide sufficient psychiatric care to inmates.  However, telepsychiatry has helped alleviate the staffing shortages. There are some unique advantages of telepsychiatry over onsite care in… Read More »

The Dark Side of Telemedicine & Healthcare Technology

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Every human condition can be improved with the correct instruments, right?  Telemedicine, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are such instruments, and they are becoming more accessible, accurate and precise with each passing year.  We are increasingly able to acquire, process and interpret big data more quickly.  The power of these tools will no doubt allow us… Read More »

Mergers & Acquisitions in Telehealth: What Does This Mean?

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In May 2018, American Well announced the acquisition of Avizia to vertically deepen their acute-care telemedicine offerings.  A few weeks later, it was announced that Teladoc acquired Advance Medical, a Spain-based company.  This is horizontal growth with the aim of gaining international marketshare, especially in Asia and South America.   Through mergers and acquisitions, these companies are… Read More »

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