Telepsychiatry and Population-Health

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October 8, 2015
Psychiatric News

John Fortney, PhD discusses how telepsychiatry can increase access to effective mental health care if applied with a population-health perspective in mind. There is an increase in the use of telemedicine across the globe in an effort to improve access to high-quality health care. Telepsychiatry addresses two primary challenges in our current mental health care delivery system: lack of capacity and the inequitable geographic distribution of psychiatrists.