As a tool for managing population health, telehealth has tremendous potential for transforming the healthcare industry and improving quality outcomes. Specifically, in behavioral health, telecommunication technologies can serve to address the national shortage of qualified providers and help achieve integrated care goals. There is a growing body of evidence that supports the use of telehealth in the provision of behavioral health services, especially psychotherapy.
There are many challenges, however, to adopting and integrating telehealth into a service delivery continuum. Assessing an organization’s readiness for telehealth services and determining the right use case are essential to successful program implementation and sustainability. At SAE & Associates, we understand the benefits and challenges associated with selecting and adopting telehealth modalities. We are dedicated to partnering with behavioral health providers to help navigate the complex policy and regulatory landscape while planning and implementing sustainable telehealth program services.