Telemedicine for Mental Health Need in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Recorded On: 12/20/2011

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A Report on two years of experience using telemedicine to improve access and balance resources for Mental Services and Psychiatry in a five facility pilot in Georgia linking Skilled Nursing Facilities, Psychiatric clinicians, and an Emergency Room. The Report will include clinical and Financial outcomes and logistics considerations. The report will also outline the adjusted measurement and analytical tools that will be implemented in the upcoming expansion of the project.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand logistical, clinical and compliance issues for telepsychiatry
2. Review quality of care, access to care and patient feedback
3. Discuss regulatory issues, compliance and reimbursement for services provided by telemedicine

Sylvia Rowe, Vice President of Nursing Informatics, Ethica Health
Perry Kemp, Medical Director, Ethica Health

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