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Treatment, NOT Jail!

By Orbit Health |

Law enforcement officers are often called to confront someone in the midst of a behavioral health crisis. In most jurisdictions, the only options are to either hospitalize or incarcerate such a person in crisis. However, on-the-spot crisis resolution or access to urgent behavioral health services is usually a more appropriate solution. Immediate hospitalization or… Read More »

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Biggest Challenges to Practice When Implementing Telepsychiatry

By Orbit Health |

Telepsychiatry is not just the future of medicine; it’s already here. Hospitals and medical offices around the country are implementing telepsychiatry practices in order to expand service offerings to patients. Healthcare providers benefit from increased patient satisfaction and revenue, while patients benefit from increased access to desperately-needed mental health care. With new technology and… Read More »

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Telehealth vs. Telemedicine

By Orbit Health |

Many people use the terms “telehealth” and “telemedicine” interchangeably. We’re guilty of it ourselves, on occasion. There are, however, certain technical differences between the two terms. While there are occasions in which the differences are insignificant and the apparent meaning of the two terms overlap, it’s important to understand the difference in scope between… Read More »

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How Does Telemedicine Work?

By Orbit Health |

Telemedicine is the next evolution of the healthcare industry, allowing for easy access to medical services for more patients in need than ever before. Telemedicine is the future of medicine that is, in actuality, already here. Telemedicine platforms allow providers from around the country to connect with patients and other practitioners without regard to… Read More »

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Why HIPAA Compliance Matters With Telepsychiatry

By Orbit Health |

Telepsychiatry is a rapidly-growing area of practice around the country, especially in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. While telepsychiatry is an important and useful addition for hospitals, medical offices, and other healthcare providers, it is important to enter this developing medium with a full understanding of the attendant legal and regulatory requirements. In… Read More »

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Can Online Psychiatrists Prescribe Medication?

By Orbit Health |

The use of online therapy has exploded in recent years, especially in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Patients have access to therapists and psychiatrists at a level unparalleled to this point in history. With the expansion of telepsychiatry, moreover, patients can get the full consultation and treatments they require, rather than punctuated services… Read More »

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How to Prepare for Telehealth Sessions

By Orbit Health |

Telemedicine is the next evolution for the provision of medical services. Telehealth increases access and specialization while maintaining efficacy and patient satisfaction. It’s also a new medium for many clinicians, however, and with new technology comes growing pains. Below, the seasoned telepsychiatry experts at Orbit Health offer a few tips for physicians to prepare… Read More »

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Telemedicine (Telehealth) Credentialing: What’s the Process for a Telepsychiatrist?

By Orbit Health |

Telemedicine is a rapidly expanding area of medicine across the country, and psychiatry is an area of practice that is tailor-made for virtual service. Medical boards and organizations nationwide are rapidly responding to the evolution of the medical field, especially as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to interrupt the normal provision of medical services…. Read More »

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How to Implement Telepsychiatry and Be Successful

By Orbit Health |

The benefits of telepsychiatry have been proven in study after study, especially in recent years. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and its continued presence affecting all aspects of society serve as additional illustrations of the importance of telemedicine in modern healthcare. If you are interested in setting up a telepsychiatry practice at your… Read More »

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Clinical Quality Management for Telepsychiatry

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Quality management systems or programs are an essential element of healthcare practices. Quality management programs are used to evaluate healthcare practices and provide objective evidence of the quality of those programs. Quality management programs utilize evidence-based practices, outcomes tracking, objective milestone measurement, and demand ongoing improvement. Clinical quality management systems help medical practices demonstrate… Read More »

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