Advanced Search
Current and Breaking News for Professionals, Consumers and Media



Click here to learn how to advertise on this site and for ad rates.

Mental Health Author: Staff Editor Last Updated: Sep 7, 2017 - 10:06:33 PM



Virtual Mental Health Care

By Staff Editor
Jan 4, 2016 - 12:55:12 PM



Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Ezine
For Email Marketing you can trust


Email this article
 Printer friendly page

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In many states psychiatrists are very hard to come by. In fact, statistics show about 80 million Americans live in areas with too few mental-health professionals.

According to the CDC, suicides now outnumber deaths caused by automobile accidents and the suicide rate has increased by nearly 20 percent in the last decade.
Now, at the click of a button on your smartphone or tablet you can enter your symptoms, schedule a video appointment, and be seen and treated by your own psychiatrist from the comfort of your home. A unique new telemedicine app called TouchCare is making this possible for patients across the nation. 
The app is ideal for psychiatric patients who require continuity of care, but cannot always travel each time to see their doctors. Telemedicine services like TouchCare provide added convenience, and are great for after hours care, follow up appointments and ongoing counseling. Studies actually show that people are more willing to discuss their inner thoughts virtually than to someone standing in front of them.

All virtual video appointments through TouchCare are conducted through a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform. TouchCare is free to use and download and appointments can be as quick and convenient as a FaceTime call.
Dr. Jennie Byrne is a psychiatrist in Chapel Hill, N.C. who uses TouchCare with her patients. Dr. Byrne works with her patients to optimize their mood and thinking so they can achieve their personal goals. She believes that good communication is essential to medical care and she uses TouchCare to actively communicate with patients, families, caregivers, and other health care providers.


###
For advertising/promo rates, contact Mike McCurdy at 877-634-1980 or [email protected]



Top of Page

HealthNewsDigest.com

Mental Health
Latest Headlines


+ Psychologist Examines Methods of Classifying Mental Disorders
+ How Individuals with Schizophrenia View Their Experiences and Confidence in Judgments May Influence Treatment Targets
+ Understanding Mental Disorder through a Scientific Lens
+ Schizophrenia Originates Early in Pregnancy, 'mini-brain' Research Suggests
+ How Toxic Air Clouds Mental Health
+ Reduced Exposure to Risk Factors Like Bullying Could Reduce Mental Illness in Extreme Preemies
+ Insult to Injury: U.S. Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Suffer from Mental Distress
+ Poll: Parents Not Confident Schools Can Assist Child with Chronic Disease, Mental Health Issues
+ Using Improv to Boost Confidence, Improve Mental Health
+ 'Ego-Dissolving' Psychedelic Drugs Could Assist with Mental Health



Contact Us | Job Listings | Help | Site Map | About Us
Advertising Information | HND Press Release | Submit Information | Disclaimer

Site hosted by Sanchez Productions