There are telepsychiatry services that contract with psychiatrists to see patients through their program from home or office. Theses types services provide psychiatrists access to their online EMR and Telepsychiatry software free of charge. Psychiatrists work under contract with these services which pay a flat fee or receive a percentage of the fees charged by the psychiatrist.
Advantages of Working with a Telepsychiatry Service
Starting a telepsychiatry practice as opposed to working with a telepsychiatry service can be expensive. The software required in order to run a practice successfully using telepsychiatry is the most costly. This makes it financially unfeasible for most. Working with a telepsychiatry service that provides all the software needed is a great way to avoid the huge monthly fees that most telepsychiatry software developers charge.
Additionally, psychiatrists receive no support in running their telepsychiatry practice while most telepsychiatry services provide round the clock support, appointment scheduling, tech support, patient support and more. Psychiatrists receive access to a free online EMR provided through the telepsychiatry service. This gives psychiatrists the ability to review patient records and perform patient consultations from anywhere.
Knowing how and where to advertise your telepsychiatry program can be difficult as well. Most telepsychiatry services already have a large database of patients ready to be seen and have a proven methods of advertising locally and online to bring in new patients. Also, most patients will search online for a psychiatrist performing video consults online through telepsychiatry. Telepsychiatry services are already well established on the web making them easy to locate through Google and other search providers.
One Company, e-Psychiatry.com, understands the difficulty surrounding start up of a telepsychiatry practice. They contract with psychiatrists around the US to provide online video consultations to patients and have the ability to practice telepsychiatry out of their home or office. e-Psychiatry provides psychiatrists with the necessary tools needed in order to successfully implement telepsychiatry without the associated fees software companies charge. Contracting with e-Psychiatry helps keep overhead costs low while raising the bottom line by giving psychiatrists a way to deliver telepsychiatry at no cost to them. Telepsychiatry, in the very near future, will be a must have for mental health care providers. Providers and patients that have already experienced what telepsychiatry has to offer would now have a hard time doing it any other way.