North Carolina shows exemplary initiative on telepsychiatry

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On Aug. 15, 2013, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services alongside state governor Pat McCrory announced a plan to invest $4 million in a new telepsychiatry initiative that would improve patient access to mental health professionals and potentially improve case management throughout the state.


A glimpse into patient awareness of HIE and EHR reveals lack of information

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Health information technology has experienced mostly evolution rather than revolution.


Kendra’s Law reduces psych readmission rates and costs, says Duke study

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Mental health issues, from minor conditions to serious can go undiagnosed in many patients. When coordinated care between doctors, hospitals, social workers and other providers falls apart, too many individuals with mental illness are put at risk. And unfortunately, as a recent New York Times story on the landmark Kendra’s Law observed, their behavior isn’t only threatening   …Continue Reading