These guidelines are designed to serve as both a consensus operational best practice reference.
The research into telemental health has consistently shown it to be an effective delivery system for mental health services. Some studies have even found that telemental health services may be preferable to in-person care in certain populations and situations. As the demand for mental health services increase, so will the need to provide those services via telehealth.
Telemental health practice guidelines have been developed by panels that include experts from the field and other strategic stakeholders and designed to serve as both an operational reference and an educational tool to aid in providing appropriate care for patients. The purpose of these standards is to assist practitioners in pursuing a sound course of action to provide effective and safe medical care that is founded on current information, available resources, and patient needs. The goal of this course is to present patient care protocols that practitioners can use as a pathway toward effective and high quality patient care.
This CME course is brought to you using a “virtual classroom” that can be accessed 24/7/365 on any device connected to the internet using any network. Once enrolled it will never leave your account and will be updated as needed.
* CME credits for this course provided by The Medical Society of Maryland – AACME Certified CME Partner