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Telemental Health Best Practices: Do's and Don'ts to Developing a Thriving Service

December 18, 2014

Do you have the facts about developing a legal and ethical telemental health service?

As The Affordable Care Act shifts the ground under our feet, turning your focus to telemental health is smart, but complying with legal and ethical mandates is even smarter.

More than 60 years of research has led to a rich evidence-base for successful telemental health services.

This webinar will:

* describe a practical, proven roadmap to successful telemental health service that is in full compliance with all legal and ethical requirements, even over state lines

* show you where to get an easy-to-access, easy-to-understand distillation of more than 3,500 evidence-based articles, books and government documents in support of telemental health

* give you practical, how-to-get-started strategies to save you time, money and effort

* help you reach new patient populations while decreasing your office overhead

Learning Objectives

• Describe how to develop a legal and ethical service over state lines with videoconferencing
• Outline at least two reasons that Skype has been identified as inappropriate for behavioral care by the NASW and APA
• Name where to go to get the names and web addresses to over sixty HIPAA-compliant alternatives to Skype
• Explain why a standard informed consent document is inadequate for telemental health
• Describe at least two multicultural issues of relevance to distance counseling
• Name at least three steps for managing risk associated with mandated reporting, suicide and homicide
• List at least five evidence-based models for successful distance counseling practice

Presented by: Marlene M. Maheu, PhD

Trainer, author and researcher, Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the TeleMental Health Institute, Inc., where she has overseen the delivery of professional training in telemental health to more than 2500 professionals in 39 countries since 2010.

For more than twenty years, Marlene’s focus has focused on the legal and ethical development and use of technologies to better serve behavioral health clients and patients. She has served on a dozen professional association committees and task forces related to telehealth. She consults and lectures internationally on the subject of best practices and risk management in the use of various technologies and has written dozens of peer-reviewed articles, was lead author of two telehealth textbooks, and is currently writing two more. She is a staunch advocate for technologiy to reach more people, reduce health care costs, and improve the quality of care via self-help, wireless technologies, robotics
telemental health and telesupervision. She is known for her innovative yet easy-to-implement strategies for getting started immediately.

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