MPIE E-NEWS: Telemedicine/Telehealth (Part 4)

The last article of the Telemedicine/Telehealth series will focus on Behavioral Health. The increased need for mental and behavioral health support during the COVID-19 pandemic pushed physicians and care teams to adapt quickly and implement more virtual health tools. These tools allowed providers to continue timely, high-quality care to their patients. Teletherapy services continue to see a dramatic increase in service use “as patients confront the stress of the pandemic and social crises.”

The last article of the Telemedicine/Telehealth series will focus on Behavioral Health. The increased need for mental and behavioral health support during the COVID-19 pandemic pushed physicians and care teams to adapt quickly and implement more virtual health tools. These tools allowed providers to continue timely, high-quality care to their patients. Teletherapy services continue to see a dramatic increase in service use “as patients confront the stress of the pandemic and social crises.”

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