Outcome Tracking for Telepsychiatry

Outcome tracking for behavioral health can be a challenge, regardless of the medium of care. Telepsychiatry is no different. Although difficult, it is important that organizations contemplate outcome tracking during program design and consult experts within their organization to determine a plan that is feasible for their onsite staff and the remote telepsychiatry providers. Because tracking telepsychiatry outcomes has not yielded a great amount of data thus far, there are many opportunities for organizations to lead the way with outcome tracking and distinguish themselves as a leader in the field. Organizations instituting telepsychiatry programs are encouraged to contribute to the field and help collectively advance person-centered care outcomes with telepsychiatry.