What is Telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry is the use of telecommunications technology, or telemedicine, to provide psychiatry services. Telepsychiatry is used when it is impractical or impossible for a patient to meet with a psychiatrist or behavioral health specialist in person. This most often occurs in remote rural locations or when the expertise of a specialty practitioner is rare, but it can also be used when it is unsafe for the patient to be moved.

Telepsychiatry session may take place via phone conversations or video chat.

Is Telepsychiatry Right For Us?

Telepsychiatry is an excellent option for many hospitals, nursing facilities, clinics and other health systems. If you're not sure if telepsychiatry  is right for you because of technical expertise or security, consider:

  • Many facilities that successfully adopt telepsychiatry do so with little or no IT departments
  • Most of the facilities that work with 1DocWay are able to get telepsychiatry up and running in less than 5 hours
  • Most of the facilities that work with 1DocWay as their telepsychiatry provider don't have to purchase any new hardware or software

Keep in mind that 1DocWay's telepsychiatry platform is fully HIPAA compliant and easy to use.

The Benefits of Telepsychiatry

Telepsychiatry offers many benefits including increased access to specialists, improved safety of patients, reduced ED boarding, reduced transport costs, reduced hospital admissions and readmissions. The results are higher clinical outcomes, greater patient satisfaction, and better efficiency and lower costs.

Explore telepsychiatry to see if it's a right fit for you.


Contact 1DocWay for more information about how telepsychiatry can help your organization.

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