The Ultimate Guide to Telepsychiatry

Ask us anything telemental health, telepsychiatry & Orbit Health's services for healthcare organizations.

Is special software and training needed?

When you contract with Orbit Health, we will provide your medical practice with all of the software and training necessary to implement our telepsychiatry services. The process is simple and requires very little setup.

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What is telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry is a form of telemedicine that generally refers to the delivery of psychiatric assessment and care via telecommunication, typically using videoconferencing software.

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Has research been done to prove telepsychiatry works? What’s the evidence base?

Yes, telepsychiatry is comparable to in-person visits. In fact, studies have shown that telepsychiatry is effective for diagnosing mental disorders across ages — children, adults, and the elderly — and across ethnicities.

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What is the standard of care for telepsychiatry and/or telemedicine?

The standard of care for telemedicine is often considered to be the same or similar to in person care. However, there are some special considerations a prudent provider should think about which are listed in this article. It is important to consult with the state medical board of the state where you and your patient are located as well as consult with legal counsel prior to practicing healthcare or telehealth.

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