How Telepsychiatry Transforms the ED
Every year, 4.9 million people seeking care in the emergency department have a primary diagnosis related to a behavioral health condition. With such high demand for care, helping these people get the treatment they need is crucial – for patients and hospitals alike.
However, hospitals and health systems aren’t always equipped with the right resources, leading to psychiatric boarding, unnecessary admissions, and frequent revisits.
Investing in telepsychiatry can help innovate your organization’s approach to mental health care.
This piece breaks down what telepsychiatry is, the benefits of using this platform in the ED, how it works, and what it looks like in action.