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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 ... 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, ... read more

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 ... read more

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Rapid City home to state’s first mental health court

A woman who had to be awakened when it was her turn to speak said her medicine ... They're participants in South Dakota's first mental health court, a speciality court meant to provide treatment, ... read more


Federal panel told roadblocks to prison mental health services violate inmates' civil rights

LINCOLN — Some speakers told a federal panel Thursday that the shortage of mental health care in Nebraska prisons is ... A peer mentoring program has been set up for inmates with serious mental ... read more

Mental health treatment by video

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

Telepsychiatry: Why It’s An Important Strategy for Improving Mental Health

From extreme shortages in psychiatric beds—numbering roughly 14 per every 100,000 people in the U.S.—to nearly 10 times as many people with serious mental illness residing in jails and prisons ... ... read more

Suffolk doctor who sold oxycodone avoids prison sentence

An ex-psychiatrist from Suffolk County, accused of selling illegal oxycodone prescriptions in 2013 at the same time he made media appearances skewering celebrity doctors for turning their patients ... 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

Health care: Telemedicine enables providers to reach rural patients

A shortage of mental health providers, coupled with rising demand for services, is pushing many Kansans to turn to telemedicine for treatment. The tools are being used for everything from medication ... 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 ... 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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