The provision of telemental health services is expanding in an effort to meet a wide array of needs, situations, and populations. Various stakeholders, from payors and politicians to clinicians and consumers of mental-health services, require information to establish the merit and efficacy of telemedicine applications. Relevant studies that met rigorous selection criteria were reviewed and critiqued in this analysis which provides evidence of feasibility and acceptance of telemental health interventions as well as significant associated cost savings. Key words: Telemental health (TMH), telepsychiatry, telemedicine, evidence, mental health disorders
This course is based on the article, The Empirical Evidence for Telemedicine Interventions in Mental Disorders created by Rashid. L. Bashshur, PhD, et al. in 2016.
Telemedicine journal and e-health: 2016
Course Material Authors
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Rashid. L. Bashshur, PhD
Rashid Bashshur is Executive Director of eHealth at the University of Michigan Health System and Emeritus Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Over the past four decades, Dr. Bashshur has served as senior consultant to numerous telemedicine projects, agencies and governments, including, the Navy, Bell Laboratories, the Office of Technology Assessment, the Department of Defense, and several countries. Dr. Bashshur has published extensively on telemedicine, maintains an active speaking schedule, and works closely with policy-makers at institutional, state, national and international levels.
Gary W. Shannon
Gary Shannon is a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky. His research interests include spatial-temporal analysis of medical care availability, accessibility and utilization, infectious/contagious pandemic diseases, telemedicine and application/assessment and allocation.
Noura Bashshur, MHSA
Noura Bashshur has worked has a researcher and senior project manager at the University of Michigan Health System, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2008, she won "paper of the year" from the Telemedicine and eHealth Journal Award, for a paper she co-wrote about telemedicine and wound care.
Barbara McMillan, BA, MS, EdD, LPC has 35 years of experience as a therapist, clinical director, and administrator in mental health and substance abuse programs. She holds degrees in psychology and education, and has been a licensed professional counselor and supervising counselor for many years. After 18 years in various roles in private and public mental health settings, she became a full-time college psychology and sociology instructor.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Define telemental health (TMH) services and basic terminology related to the provision of mental health services.
Describe settings in which TMH has been demonstrated to be feasible and acceptable.
Discuss ways in which TMH may provide cost savings in service provision.
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Faculty: Barbara F. McMillan, LPC
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