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Closing the Mental Health Needs Gap in Rural America: Telepsychiatry Theory and Application


Michael Coleman
Executive Director
United Psychology Center

Michael Burke, MD
United Psychology Center


Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth

Healthcare Georgia Foundation

Program Description

The goal of these telehealth webinars will be to foster higher acceptance among health care providers through presentation from practitioners who have proven that telemedicine is useful by successfully integrating clinical telemedicine services into their practices. Each presentation will include the personal experience and pathway taken to telemedicine adoption as well as the hurdles and challenges associated with implementation. Patienet cases and outcomes will be presented along with lessons learned along the way. Presenters will include both rural and urban providers of telehealth services.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, attendees should be familiar with:
- Understand the deficit of mental health care in rural areas and the effect on both patients and primary care physicians.
- Understand the theory of using telehealth in delivering psychiatric treatment.
- Interact with the practitioners of an active telepsychiatry site


On Demand
Original program date: Oct 18, 2013

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

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Program Keywords

Access to Care, Mental and Behavioral health