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Turning to telemedicine for prisoners' mental health treatment

On one end sits a prisoner facing a screen, the sound of a freeway hundreds of miles away faint through the computer speakers. On the other end, next to that freeway, sits a doctor in a nondescript of... read more

Mental health patients, with nowhere else to go, are overwhelming emergency departments

Patients needing inpatient treatment end up bouncing from group homes to acute-care settings, like the emergency department or, worse, end up in jail. Jail and prison ... to behavioral telehealth can ... read more

Mental Health Treatment by Video Growing

DALLAS -- Psychiatrists, often in need and hard to find in rural areas, are increasingly turning to video to ... with state prison inmates _ about one-third of the program's 60,000 appointments each y... read more

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Inmates access mental health treatment

OTTUMWA — Sheriff Mark Miller must transport mental health patients to court-ordered hospital stays. But many of the prisoners in his own jail struggle ... who might need resources for treatment when ... read more


Arkansas centers tap into telemedicine; program helps get mental health services to more people

Mental health practitioners in the state are trying new methods, such as telemedicine, to bridge the gap between the number of people needing care and the limited number of psychiatrists. Some patient... read more

Two U.S. Supreme Court Prison Decisions Puts Heat on US Prisons & Inmate Health Care

The EMR system is used across the board by UTMB and Texas Tech which provide the medical care in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison system. The system is used in providing medical, dental ... read more

Good mental health care in prisons must begin and end in the community

The standard for prisoner mental health care should be equivalent to that which is expected in the community. But while community and inpatient services may turn away patients, the same is not true fo... read more

Providers turn to technology for help with mental-health puzzle

For hospitals moving toward risk-based insurance contracts, solving the mental-health puzzle will be vital for lowering their medical costs and improving outcomes. And providers like Steward are turni... read more

Telemedicine and mHealth; Driving Cost Savings and Improving the Quality of Healthcare around the World

When it comes to the treatment and interactions ... seeking assistance with mental health concerns. There are currently over 200 Telehealth networks, and that number keeps growing. These services enab... read more

Colorado Experiments with Telemedicine for Inmates

Specialized medical care will soon ... in various areas where the telemedicine appointments will take place. Video conferencing has been used in some facilities already so that inmates can meet with p... read more

Your smartphone could be good for your mental health

This kind of “telemedicine” has already found a role in child and adolescent mental health services in the form of online chats in family therapy, that can help to ensure each person has a chance to h... read more

Mental Health Treatment by Video Growing

At the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where telemedicine has been operating for years _ starting with state prison inmates _ about one-third of the program's 60,000 appointments each ... read more



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