Telepsychiatry Software and SolutionsMay 25, 2018 in
Telepsychiatry Software and Solutions
Telepsychiatry is a niche of telemedicine, that involves using telecommunications technology to provide psychiatric services at a distance. The most common type of telepsychiatry today is doctor-patient remote consults via video chat.
Telepsychiatry software can provide a wide range of psychiatric services, from diagnosis and assessment, to medication management, to individual and group therapy sessions. Telepsychiatry software platforms are not only used for patient-psychiatrist interactions, but also for interactions between psychiatrists and primary care physicians or other healthcare providers. A psychiatrist might use a telepsychiatry solution to consult with other healthcare providers on a patient case, get a second opinion. This is especially useful for psychiatrists based in rural or underserved areas where they may be the only psychiatrist for miles. Even when a referring physician is in the same city, using a telepsychiatry solution can save healthcare providers valuable time and encourage collaboration.