Recent report of SKYPE security breach involving password hijacking. As a result, viability of SKYPE for telehealth service delivery is even more questionable if such security breaches cannot be stopped.
TeleMental Health Blog
As a health care provider, I’m concerned that so many large and small websites are now offering “ask-a-doctor” type services, and claiming that their practitioners are “licensed.” I’m writing this blog to pose these questions: Does their licensure signify that …
The American Telemedicine Association has been pivotal since the election of President Obama in educating members of Congress and Senate of the facts and figures related to the substantial savings documented for decades by research using a wide variety of healthcare technologies.
Concurrently, standard ethical requirements promulgated by most professional mental health associations point to the need for professionals venturing into new areas to undertake
When people come to the website and pay their money, they really don’t have a clue who they’re really speaking to.
Telehealth and telemedicine protocols typically involve the presence of a licensed practitioner either in the room with the patient or very nearby, such as in the adjoining room.
If you are a licensed healthcare professional wanting to counsel on the Internet, you are subject to the same laws that regulate the practice of telehealth and telemedicine. Until there is a substantial change of legislation, those laws are very clear in most states that the all healthcare practitioners must be licensed in the state of residence of the patient.
How will the recent developments in social media influence you and your work in the next decade? Watch this short video and get a glimpse of what is to come!
Those of us lecturing across the country in 1997 predicted that video was the medium of the future for behavioral health care. Now 12 years later, the US government sees fit to approve “telehealth” care through TriCare, the third-party carrier for many military and their dependents.