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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 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

Growing use of telemedicine helps Oklahoma deliver mental health care

STATISTICS related to mental health in Oklahoma are discouraging. Turning ... who need treatment services aren’t getting them. Consequently the state suffers from a high suicide rate, too much abuse o... 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

Health care Q+A with Senate candidates Smith, Housley

Lisa Murkowski from Alaska on legislation to increase mental health ... can get high-quality health care that they can afford — that's why I'm working to expand access to health care across Minnesota ... read more

DC Mayor Wants To Turn Prison Health Care Over To Notorious Company Tied To Inmate Deaths

A plan to privatize Washington, D.C.’s non-profit prison ... to turn over the DC jail’s medical, mental health, dental and pharmacy services to Corizon for the next three years — proposing to pay them ... 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

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

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

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

South Carolina attorneys look inward to address high rates of substance abuse and mental illness

Since the ODC began reporting annual data on complaints related to substance abuse or mental ... taking good care of those who work there and supporting them on their work, developing professionally, ... 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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