How to Establish a Successful Hospital-Based Telepsychiatry Program | White Paper

The first and most commonly asked questions for telepsychiatry provider organizations are, “how long will it take to set up our telepsychiatry program and how soon can we launch it?” Hospitals seeking telemedicine services should be wary of any vendor who promises an unrealistically short go-live time or unilaterally agrees to a launch date without fully understanding the nature and scope of the problem, underlying need or the different internal processes involved. While it is difficult to provide an exact implementation timeline given the amount of variability involved and the number of milestones that need to be met along the way, we’ve identified the best practices described below based on more than twenty years of experience designing and implementing successful telepsychiatry programs.

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