Treating Opioid Use Disorder: The Pharmacology of Suboxone

Treating Opioid Use Disorder: The Pharmacology of Suboxone

Suboxone is an oral maintenance medication used for the treatment of moderate to severe opioid use disorder. Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, and naloxone, an opioid antagonist that is used to treat overdoses, and is typically taken orally.

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Upcoming Telehealth Events

Upcoming Telehealth Events

At Genoa Telepsychiatry, we recognize the the value in connecting, collaborating, and communicating with others about telemedicine and mental healthcare-- that's why we’ve compiled this list of upcoming events in the space. 

From webinars to symposiums, there are tons opportunities to engage with others and learn more about the field of telemental health!

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Navigating NY State Telemedicine Regulations

Navigating NY State Telemedicine Regulations

Titled "Navigating NY State Telemedicine Regulations," the webinar dives into recent changes to New York telemedicine rules, an example of a successful telemedicine model, and consideration around financial outcomes for programs in New York.

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The Whirlwind History of American Psychiatry

The Whirlwind History of American Psychiatry

“Psychiatry is a make-believe science.”  This shocking statement wasn’t made by an anti-psychiatry advocate or a bipolar patient fighting against taking her lithium.  It was made by a family of well-educated doctors.  What made them say this, and why?  The stigma against psychiatry remains, and it takes an understanding of the field’s often troubled history to understand statements like this one.  

Take a whirlwind tour of American psychiatry with us to understand the stigma we continue to fight.

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Mental Healthcare Provider Shortage Statistics

Mental Healthcare Provider Shortage Statistics

The shortage of mental healthcare providers has long been considered a national concern, impacting thousands across the country. With a significant portion of the need for care unmet by the current supply of providers in the U.S., this shortage is an important issue to call attention to.

In this post we've compiled a number of current statistics to illustrate the magnitude of this problem.  

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VA Sets the Precedent for Telemental Health Programs

VA Sets the Precedent for Telemental Health Programs

As a pioneer in the telehealth industry, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) earned its reputation as a leader in the field by implementing an especially well–developed and effective telemental health program. This post discusses the origins of the VA's telemental health program in addition to outcome data and associated benefits. 

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Why It's Essential to Integrate Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Why It's Essential to Integrate Behavioral Health and Primary Care

There is a lot to be gained by integrating behavioral health treatment into medical settings. We know that illnesses tend to be highly overlapped. In fact, more than two thirds of mental health patients also need other medical treatment as well. Given that the illnesses are combined, so should our care. The returns on improving patient lives are significant. 

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What is Telepsychiatry?

What is Telepsychiatry?

Technology is changing the way patients receive specialized psychiatric care and how facilities like hospitals and clinics are operating. Telepsychiatry is a model of care delivery that utilizes technology to increase access and help mental healthcare facilities run more efficiently while maintaining high standards of care. While all of this sounds exciting, you might be asking yourself "so, what exactly is telepsychiatry"? In this post you'll learn about the basics of telepsychiatry and how it is impacting the world of mental healthcare. 

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The Zika Virus & Dealing With Uncertainty

The Zika Virus & Dealing With Uncertainty

Uncertainty is universal part of the human experience.  We’ve all experienced uncertainty and felt that extra layer of stress it adds to our day-to-day lives: we feel a little more on edge, a little less zen.  The psychological effects of uncertainty are especially strong in those struggling with depression or anxiety, and having ways to deal with uncertainty are key.  

Today, we’re going to take the Zika virus as an example of an uncertain situation and provide a few tips on how to best combat the stress that uncertainty may produce in you or your loved ones.
 

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New Research Sheds Light on the Biological Basis of Schizophrenia

New Research Sheds Light on the Biological Basis of Schizophrenia

The media is abuzz today with news of a scientific breakthrough in schizophrenia research.  Researchers at Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Harvard/MIT Broad Institute have uncovered a relationship between the genetics and molecular mechanism of schizophrenia. This is HUGE news as scientists have spent years searching for a mechanism by which schizophrenia develops. 

This post examines what was known prior to the Harvard study, what was most recently discovered by Harvard researchers and the implications of current findings. 

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The Need for Telemental Health

The Need for Telemental Health

Telemental health provides patients with the same services that a mental health professional delivers in person. The difference is that patient and provider are connected using live teleconferencing thus, may be located many miles away from one another.

Read more about the current state of mental health in the U.S. and why there is such a need for telemental health services!

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Models of Telemental Health

Models of Telemental Health

Telemental health services are delivered in a range of settings to patients with varying degrees of mental illness. Whether it be hospitals, assisted living homes, primary care physician offices or even patient homes, telemental health services can be integrated into most, if not all, clinical practice systems. Aside from clinical settings, patients can access care right from their homes with direct to consumer platforms that function as virtual provider offices. 

The following is a description of two types of telemental healthcare: the clinic-clinic model and the clinic-home model.

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FAQs for Psychiatrists Considering Genoa Telepsychiatry

FAQs for Psychiatrists Considering Genoa Telepsychiatry

Are you an experienced psychiatrist longing to practice medicine without the administrative hassles of running a private practice?

Are you exhausted by a full time schedule, dream of working fewer hours, with time to pursue personal interests and hobbies?

Have you enjoyed a successful career in psychiatry, want to scale back, without retiring?

Then perhaps you should consider telepsychiatry.

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Telemental Health to Increase College Students' Access to Care

Telemental Health to Increase College Students' Access to Care

A wide range of patient populations benefit from telemental health services. From people living in rural communities and assisted living homes, to those admitted to emergency departments, the potential reach of these services is expansive. However, there is one commonly overlooked population that stands out as a particularly well-suited match: College students.

This post will discuss the phase of life experiences, mental health status and vulnerability factors pertaining to college students, followed by an exploration of the points of compatibility between college students and telemental health services.

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Different Telepsych Clinics, Similar Benefits

Different Telepsych Clinics, Similar Benefits

Emergency Departments, Psychiatric Hospitals, and Community Health Centers all function as vital piece of our country’s healthcare system. Despite being dramatically different from one another, a common thread is that they all benefit from telepsychiatry. This post highlights some of the commonly echoed themes from each of these facility types.

 

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We're upgrading our servers - planned downtime at 12:30am EST on 1/7/2016

Dear customers,

In order to continue providing excellent service, we are planning an upgrade to our infrastructure on 1/7/2016 at 12:30am - 1:00am EST. Our site will be intermittently unavailable during this period, and we request all providers and clinics to plan on not using the site during this period. 

The upgrade should not only improve our site performance, but should make us more resilient against the kinds of incidents that resulted in downtime this past weekend.

Thank you,

The 1DocWay team

All engines go - Service fully restored

UPDATE (1/3/2016, 7:30pm): service is fully restored. We thank our hosting provider Linode for working around the clock to recover from the DDoS attack, and apologize to all our customers for the inconvenience caused.


As of 1/1/2016, our site has been experiencing some intermittent downtime, due to a DDoS attack on our hosting provider. For the time being, you may not be able to log in to your account. Don't worry, none of your appointments, notes or any other data is at risk.

We are working with our hosting provider to bring our site back to full availability as quickly as possible. In the meantime, we thank all our customers for their patience. We will update you as soon as our site is available again.

Best,

The 1DocWay Team