AHS Podcast Episode 17 – Benefits and Challenges of Using Telemedicine for Behavioral Health Services

December 17, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there has been a 2600% increase in use of telemedicine, resulting in 34.5 million visits. According to a technical brief from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, there is sufficient evidence to support the effectiveness of telehealth for specific uses with some types of patients, including psychotherapy and other behavioral health specialties. With those types of stats, many providers have had to make adjustments to ensure they are delivering the same standard of care as an office visit.  Tune in as the Director of Program Development-Behavioral Health for Alliant Health Solutions,  Lynn Bradford, Ph.D., shares insight about  the benefits and challenges of using telemedicine specifically for behavioral health services.

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