Tele-behavioral Health Primer: Current Knowledge & Best Practices
Intended to serve as a tool for clinical decision-makers, the primer highlights optimal standards of care when using telehealth in treatment.
The COVID-19 pandemic is contributing to an unprecedented demand for behavioral health services and has necessitated a significant shift to the use of telehealth, presenting opportunities for providers and regulators to maximize innovative practices around this mode of delivery – as well as opportunities to shape these emerging telehealth services.
Methodist Healthcare Ministries commissioned the Meadows Institute to examine the landscape of telehealth, both nationally and locally. This paper summarizes the benefits, challenges, and key considerations for successful telehealth implementation and presents an overview of the regulatory environment and opportunities for innovative delivery of clinical care.
CEO Andy Keller Testifies on COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts, Recommendations
AUSTIN – Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, presented invited testimony to the Texas House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Article II, Thursday morning about the significant mental health impacts of…
State telemedicine program allows Texas children to see therapists at schools
This article was originally published by KUT 90.5 Austin on September 8, 2022. Just after sunrise, young children wearing colorful backpacks start walking into Live Oak Elementary School in Austin. At the door, the principal…
In rural Texas, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought more accessible mental health care
Mental health services have always been scarce in Texas’ vast rural stretches. But the pandemic has caused the state to lift restrictions on providing care online or by phone. The coronavirus pandemic has created widespread…