National Public Radio Features Talk on Telepsychiatry
“Twenty-eight counties across the state do not have a single psychiatrist. And that’s despite the fact that in recent years, North Carolina ERs have seen an increase in reported admissions of patients diagnosed with mental health, developmental disability or substance abuse problems.” North Carolina is just one of the many states that is adapting a new form of healthcare: Telepsychiatry.
Telepsychiatry, Telehealth, and Telemedicine are now becoming a nationwide service as the newsworthy, NPR, recently featured a discussion on the benefits on the new digital health phase. A recent study by the nonpartisan North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research found that the Telepsychiatry method is having some success in providing more timely treatment.”
To listen to the full audio conversation visit: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/05/07/308749287/telepsychiatry-brings-emergency-mental-health-care-to-rural-areas