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Is Telehealth Effective in Treating Addictions?

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Addiction is an extremely prevalent problem across the United States. Since 1999, over 841,000 people in the country have died from an overdose. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2019 alone, overdose caused 70,630 deaths. The principal contributor to overdoses currently are opioids (over 70%), and the lion’s… Read More »

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Ways to Evaluate a Telepsychiatry Partner

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Telepsychiatry is a rapidly growing industry. By establishing and administering a telepsychiatry program, modern hospitals and medical offices expand their ability to provide comprehensive care for their patients and open the door for additional, lucrative offerings. As you seek to establish your telepsychiatry program, however, it’s important to choose the qualified telepsychiatry partner that… Read More »

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Why Telepsychiatry is the Future of Modern Healthcare

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Study after study has shown an increase in the use of telemedicine across the country. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for example, utilization of telehealth for Medicare primary care visits increased from under one percent to a whopping 43.5% of primary care visits in April 2020. Medical professionals, medical… Read More »

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How Telepsychiatry Can Alleviate Burnout

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Clinician burnout is a very real and very prevalent problem. Finding the right balance between work and private life is a constant struggle for many physicians. Many clinicians experience mental health issues themselves because of burnout, leading to unhealthy habits, harmful coping mechanisms, and limited professional satisfaction. While there are any number of contributing… Read More »

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How to Establish a Successful Telepsychiatry Program

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Telepsychiatry can be an invaluable addition to any medical practice. If you are looking to improve patient care and satisfaction, increase revenue streams, and generally expand your medical business, telepsychiatry offers an economical, effective, and efficient means to do so. Establishing an effective telepsychiatry practice, however, requires preparation and care. It’s important to have… Read More »

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What about Tele-Group Therapy?

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A Q&A with our very own CEO, Edward Kaftarian MD. Do you see group therapy sessions on the horizon for telepsychiatry? Yes, I believe that most forms of mental health treatment can be equally effective as in person care, including group therapy. Remote group therapy has been slower to take hold than one-on-one care… Read More »

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What Are Common Myths About Telepsychiatry?

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Telepsychiatry is a rapidly growing practice, but it is still cutting edge. With new technology comes mistaken beliefs based on a lack of information. Below, our seasoned telepsychiatry experts discuss and dispel a few of the more common myths about the practice of telepsychiatry. Myth: Telepsychiatry Requires Complex Technological Savvy Many healthcare providers worry… Read More »

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Does Telemedicine Affect the Patient-Provider Relationship?

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Telemedicine is an evolving practice, representing a shift in the established medical world toward embracing technology. As with any new development, there will be skeptics who believe that the old way is the best simply because the new way is new. Our telepsychiatry expert team at Orbit Health is proud to provide telepsychiatry services… Read More »

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How Are Expert Witnesses Used?

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Many types of litigation require the use of expert witnesses. Experts can offer consultation on matters requiring scientific expertise, they can help educate the jury on complex issues, and they can be a vital resource in securing a favorable result for your client. Many cases, such as medical malpractice matters, require the use of… Read More »

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How to Find an Expert Witness For Your Medical Malpractice Case

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Medical malpractice cases often come down to a battle of the experts. Many jurisdictions require plaintiffs to provide expert certification at the outset just to file a medical malpractice case, while defendants will need to offer an opposing expert in order to avoid losing on summary judgment. The more convincing your expert is, the… Read More »

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