Approximately 20.7 million adults in America suffer from a substance use disorder, according to SAMHSA’s 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.Addiction is a pervasive public health issue in America, and without adequate care, treatment and recovery are nearly impossible for substance users.
Telemedicine is all about accessibility, and providing patients who seek care dependable medical attention quickly and efficiently. Because of the apparent benefits of telemedicine, this technological healthcare initiative is taking off in a rapid manner. In fact, within the United States, the
Within the United States, 1/4 of adults can be diagnosed with one or multiple disorders in a single year, including depression, eating disorders, anxiety, and ADD/ADHD. Children are suffering too, with an estimated 1 in 5 diagnosed with a major debilitating disorder in either the present or past.
Telehealth platforms can be used in a wide variety of healthcare and clinical settings, such as in schools, without replacing in-person treatment. The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) believes that “telehealth technology may be used to augment school health services” (NASN.org).
More than 500,000 returning war veterans were diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in 2012. In light of Memorial Day two weekends ago, it is essential to continue focusing on our veterans and on the quality of healthcare that returning veterans receive.
Is telemedicine software and/or telemedicine video conferencing the solution to mental health treatment for U.S. inmates? Mental health care in prison is a tricky topic. In many cases, it is severely lacking. More importantly, prisons and jails that want to improve don't know the best way to do it.
May is Mental Health Awareness month -- and that means it is time to face some pretty difficult truths about mental health and mental health treatment in the U.S. "Almost two-thirds of people with a mental disorder won’t seek treatment" and "a 2014 study showed that stigma is the top reason people
Telemedicine and telehealth solutions, a new technology used "to do things such as take patients’ vital signs and send the results remotely," according to U.S. News, is rapidly evolving. As conferencing solutions grow more effective every day, more healthcare providers are realizing a simple truth:
Today we have Evan Center of The Center Institute weighing in on why every provider should use telemental health. Evan has a successful practice in Bozeman, MT counseling adolescents and also coaches other therapists on how to optimize and grow their practices through her Institute.
The benefits of telemedicine are plentiful. In the case of then seven-month-old MaLea Fox, the relatively new practice saved her life. The infant suffered from a 102.4 degree fever, among other troubling symptoms. Perplexed by the exact cause of the baby's ailment, the doctor at Columbia Memorial