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for: ‘tele-mental health’

Join the Behavioral Health Regulatory Reform Coalition!

Are you a member of the telemental health community? Then CTeL’s Behavioral Health Regulatory Reform Coalition needs your input! This coalition, which had its first official meeting at the Fall Executive Summit, grew out of an identified need to bring together members of the telemental health community to evaluate, draft, and propose amendments to existing […]

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Rutgers Program to Use Telehealth to Improve Children’s Mental Health

Across the United States, per the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), more than one in five children aged 13 to 18—about 21 percent—struggle with mental health challenges, along with approximately 13 percent of children aged eight to 15. What’s more, the vast majority of these children do not receive treatment, including many in underserved […]

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Survey Says: Patients Want Telehealth

It’s official. The people have spoken, and they want access to telehealth services. Or at least the respondents to one survey of consumers do. As PatientEngagementHIT first reported, the Advisory Board Company’s Virtual Visits Consumer Choice Survey found that 77 percent of people would be willing to have a health care provider visit via telehealth. […]

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Growth, and Limitations, for Rural Tele-Mental Health

May marks Mental Health Awareness Month, making it a fitting time for the release of a new study on the utilization of telemedicine among rural Medicare beneficiaries for mental health services. Published in the most recent edition of Health Affairs, the study from researchers at Harvard Medical School and RAND uncovered strong growth in utilization […]

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Tapping into Successful Telehealth Models to Improve Utilization and ROI

On November 17, the Fall 2016 CTeL Executive Telehealth Summit will address a topic at the forefront of many minds: how to improve telehealth utilization and ROI. The promise of telehealth is determined by the utilization of services. Similarly, telehealth will continue to expand only if providers, health systems, insurers, and employers can find a […]

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Clinton Sees Role for Telehealth in Advancing Mental Health Agenda

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton rolled out her comprehensive plan for mental health on Wednesday, and telehealth plays an important role in it. Under the Clinton plan, telehealth would help achieve two policy goals: closing gaps in mental health care availability and improving care coordination. Clinton’s plan identifies the shortage of mental health providers as […]

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Hospital Systems Turn to Telehealth for Mental Health Care

Hospital systems of all sizes increasingly use video consults for mental health care. According to Healthcare IT News, hospitals report high patient satisfaction and other benefits from the provision of mental health services via telehealth.  Hospitals are successfully using this approach with patients of all ages, from children to seniors. Illini Community Hospital uses three […]

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