Documentation for your Telepsychiatry Program

Documentation is a critical aspect of any healthcare program and telepsychiatry is no different. Thankfully the documentation process for remote telepsychiatry providers is oftentimes the same as it would be for an in-person provider. When instituting a telepsychiatry program at your organization, it is essential to ensure your remote providers have all the tools they need to adequately document all clinical encounters.

A best practice for documentation is to provide your remote telepsychiatry provider with VPN access to use the same EMR that your organization’s in-person providers use. This will allow your remote provider to document directly during a session. This is usually done using a second screen on the telepsychiatry provider’s computer setup so that they can see the patient on one screen and the document in the other with ease.