Mobile, digital self-help is likely to soon outweigh what is happening on websites and once mobile apps get developed, they will be used far more than professional clinical mental health services.
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The video I’m referencing below starts by looking at what works to make Facebook games so successful. It expands it the discussion to include video games, such as mafia wars and farmville.
Things rarely seem to be as clear as most of us would like when we look at professional issues online. Googling a prospective collaborator or colleague may be ok, but what about Googling a client or patient?
Over the last few months, I’ve unfortunately had the occasion to hear a number of online practitioners claim that they do not adhere to the “medical model” but rather believe in the ” business model.”
With every passing day there seems to be more information surfacing about how healthcare is getting to be mobile. This is a link to a slide slide set posted in a Scottish website called “Scottish Healthcare: Improving Patient Care through Technology.” The slide set was posted 3/30/2010, and is called MHealth: The Future of Health Is Mobile.
By a unanimous vote, the Virginia State Legislature approved SB 675 on March 17, 2010. It mandates that health insurers pay for telemedicine services.
As we’ve discussed in previews blog posts, Skype runs on a “Voice over Internet Protocol” or “VoIP” which apparently is the common platform for videoconferencing online. The security of VoIP-based platforms, as well as reliability are the two issues I …
Whoooa! TIME’s headline implies that SKYPE is secure for telemental health. Is TIME sure this is true? Dr. Drell says videoconferencing is LIKE texting or Skype. He doesn’t say he is using texting or Skype for contact with patients, as the headline suggests.
With our increasing mobile society, it’s only reasonable that practitioners learn to maintain the continuity of care when their patients cannot come to the office, leave town or relocate to other areas.