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New Telepsychiatry Tools and Guidance Available for Providers

By Elevate Health

More primary care practices are using telemedicine to address the challenges of rising costs and provider shortages, especially in rural areas. And, as primary care providers are called upon to manage more patients with mental health and substance abuse issues, many busy practices are considering telepsychiatry as an option for integrating behavioral health.

“Key Considerations for Implementing Telepsychiatry Services”– a new tool from the Practice Transformation Support Hub – can help practices considering telepsychiatry make an informed decision about what is right for their practice, and their unique implementation needs. The six-page guide, available on the Hub Resource Portal, can be downloaded here .

For more information on the Healthier Washington Practice Transformation Hub, please contact (206) 288-2540 or (800) 949-7536 ext. 2540, or you may email HubHelpDesk@qualishealth.org.

Latest Hub Video Offers a Look at Telepsych in Action

In the second “Strategies for Success” Hub video, staff members at Mid-Valley Clinic in Omak, Washington share how they use telepsychiatry to reduce stigma and problems of access while integrating behavioral health and primary care.

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