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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

Prisons turn to telemedicine for treating inmates

Using telemedicine to reduce costs and improve treatment outcomes for ... the Wyoming department of Prison Health Services has been able to dramatically increase the range of clinical services, includ... read more

State Prisons Turn to Telemedicine to Improve Health and Save Money

UTMB’s prisoner health operation conducts 127,000 telemedicine visits a year with inmates in the 83 Texas correctional facilities it tends to. About three-quarters of the visits are for mental health ... read more

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Many states turn to telemedicine for treating prisoners

Needless to say, he's a big fan of telemedicine. He's not the only one. Most states have turned to telemedicine to some extent for treating prisoners ... telemedicine speeds inmates' care, which in tu... read more


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Despite the growing national attention toward mental ... telehealth while simultaneously accelerating incentives for providers and payers to have real-time, interoperable electronic health records and ... read more

State Prisons Turn To Telemedicine To Save Money, Provide More Inmate Care

Because more doctors are willing to participate, it makes health care more available for inmates. Though some prisons used telemedicine as early as the 1980s, its use has dramatically increased with t... read more

Telehealth Takes Root in Rural Georgia

Telehealth and broadband also took a turn in the spotlight during ... is focusing initially on providing mental health specialists through its telehealth programs, it hopes to eventually add other are... 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

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

Texas Expanding Telemedicine Use for Inmates

But while widespread adoption of virtual doctor visits will still take time, the practice has flourished in Texas as an option to reduce the health-care costs of inmates ... interest in turning those ... 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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