Telepsychiatry

Telepsychiatry is the application of telemedicine to the specialty field of psychiatry. The term typically describes the delivery of psychiatric assessment and care through video conferencing. Telepsychiatry services can be offered through intermediary companies that partner with facilities to increase care capacities, or by individual providers or provider groups. Most commonly telepsychiatry encounters take place at medical facilities under the supervision of onsite staff, though at-home models are becoming accepted if they are in compliance with HIPAA standards.