PAPER OF THE WEEK: Potential for Telehealth in Mental Health Care Seen in 2015

May 17, 2020
AJMC Staff

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and a 2015 paper showed the potential for electronic health visits to provide access to care for patients who needed immediate assistance.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and a 2015 paper showed the potential for electronic health visits, or eVisits as the paper called them, to provide access to care for patients who needed immediate assistance. Authors from the University of Pittsburgh called for creating protocols that would allow “prompt attention to common mental health concerns.”

Today, in the time of COVID-19 telehealth has become the standard way to deliver both mental health and other types of care, and most believe it will remain after the pandemic if reimbursement can be arranged.

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