Telepsychiatry: An Emergency Department Solution to Overcrowding

First published as: How to Get an Emergency Department Psychiatric Consult in Under 60 Minutes Sarah, an ED nurse, looked toward Room 3 with concern. Her patient Joseph, a young man not much older than herself, had been waiting for most of her shift for a psychiatric consultation. When he'd first arrived, he seemed anxious … Continue reading Telepsychiatry: An Emergency Department Solution to Overcrowding

Serious Mental Illness: Using Technology to Achieve Better Patient Care and Outcomes

Few groups are as impacted by healthcare disparities than the mentally ill.  People who suffer from mental illness categorically suffer from General Mental Health and Substance Abuse (GHMSA) or serious mental illness (SMI). The SMI population is comprised of patients who are diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar I, Bipolar II, Schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, … Continue reading Serious Mental Illness: Using Technology to Achieve Better Patient Care and Outcomes