ERIE, Pa. (PRWEB) June 08, 2020
Professor Robert Caudill M.D., Director of Telemedicine and Information Technology Programs at the University of Louisville, has published a new paper with the American Psychiatric Association (We're All Telepsychiatrists Now) addressing the positive impact of coronavirus-related regulatory relief on telehealth adoption.
Jonathan Evans, CEO & Co-Founder of innovaTel stated, “I am very pleased to recognize Dr. Caudill’s sustained leadership in the field of telepsychiatry and his strong support for the role for virtual care in addressing the systemic patient access challenges experienced nationally. Likewise, we are grateful for his important contribution to innovaTel’s Strategic Advisory Board.”
Commenting on the article, Dr. Caudill added, “It is naive to say that things are forever changed, but it is hard to see how [psychiatric] practices will ever return to their pre-COVID-19 routines. In-person care, of course, is not going away, but virtual care until now has been clearly underutilized.” He continued, “Nevertheless, the ‘genie is out of the bottle,’ and patients and clinicians who have learned it is not only possible but sometimes even preferable to receive and deliver care from their homes are unlikely to want to go back to the old ways. We’re pulling for the genie on this one.”
Jon Evans concluded, “Working in partnership with community-based provider organizations, over the past 6 years across 14 states, innovaTel has delivered mental healthcare services to patients exclusively via video-based technology. We hope policymakers will support regulatory updates that permanently accommodate the sharply increasing demand for telehealth services.”
innovaTel Telepsychiatry is a nationwide telepsychiatry company that is owned and operated by clinicians. We believe that everyone deserves timely access to mental healthcare and telepsychiatry is an effective solution to increasing access. We employ psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and licensed clinical social workers that are residents of and licensed in the United States.
For more information on innovaTel Telepsychiatry’s services, please visit http://www.innovatel.com.