Providing behavioral healthcare for an ever-increasing number of patients in EDs and on med-surg floors — while decreasing length of stay — is a major challenge for many hospitals and health systems.
COVID-19 ensured hospitals could utilize telepsychiatry as an option to address these patient populations in 2020. But, as we’re adjusting to a new normal where virtual care options are expected and not just “nice to have,” it’s time to make sure you’ve incorporated a formal, sustainable telepsychiatry program into your organization.
To make that work a little easier, we put together this whitepaper to guide you through the process. In it, we address:
- Why you should consider telepsychiatry
- What you should consider in your needs assessment
- What questions you should ask your telepsychiatry vendor
- What logistics you should keep in mind to streamline program implementation
Whether you’re revamping your existing program or building one from the ground up, the process can be intimidating. However, we’ve already seen a myriad of hospitals successfully go through this process and alleviate pressure on their EDs, and we’re here to help you do the same.