Telepsychiatry services quickly reached the mainstream. There a few telepsychiatry platforms being used and continue to need psychiatrists as providers and beta-testers for their web-based telepsychiatry platforms. I found the best practice be a 1-stop application which saves you time and money without sacrificing the safe and effective delivery of quality care. Whether you are searching for cost-effective private practice or mental health service system, a hassle-free Secure and HIPAA compliant, virtual psychiatry office (e.g. home office) where you set your own fees and control your overhead is attainable. Online self-booking, triage and scheduling within a web-based user-friendly EHR with fully an integrated e-prescription functionality and billing (or pro bono) system are must-haves. A telepsych cash-only practice can disrupt and improve access to care by alleviating unnecessary administrative, bureaucratic red tape, paperwork and other expenses of managing your traditional practice. You can focus on practicing your profession and enhance your OWN life, simultaneously. You can educate yourself further about your state telehealth laws prior to making decisions to migrate your established practice to your new virtual office and/or to start building your new tele-psych practice with patients looking for a psychiatrists in your OWN catchment area. Note, some telepsychiatry platforms offer a 60-day free trial and beta-testing opportunities prior to making a final commitment.
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Mark A. Hinton, MD
Adult, Child/Adolescent Telepsychiatrist