Telemedicine: The Basics
The Benefits of Telemedicine
When it comes to serving more patients without increasing
overhead and without impacting care quality, telepsychiatry offers
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine is the remote delivery of medical services and
clinical information using telecommunications technology. This
includes a wide array of clinical services using internet,
wireless, satellite and telephone media.
With millions of new patients in the healthcare system,
aging-related health challenges and the growth of chronic diseases,
patient demand is outstripping physician supply. By 2020, the
Association of American Medical Colleges estimates we will have
significant shortages in primary care physicians, surgeons and
Telemedicine can help healthcare facilities serve more patients,
more efficiently, without sacrificing quality or driving up
Healthcare facilities, especially those in remote, rural
locations, can have a difficult time recruiting and maintaining
adequate psychiatric coverage.
Telepsychiatry - the practice of psychiatry using a live,
secure, video conference connection - has proven to be a valuable
service to emergency departments, mental health facilities and
Telepsychiatry allows psychiatrists to be physically located
anywhere in the U.S., provided they have the appropriate experience
To learn more about telepsychiatry services and benefits, contact an expert
What are the Benefits of Teleneurology?
- Decrease costs & unnecessary testing
- Streamline patient care
- Increase patient satisfaction & retention (reduce
- Reduce patient stays and readmissions
- Drive neurology service line revenue