There is a great need for technology that can bring down service delivery costs. And one important way we are seeing tech do that is by providing access to specialists in hard-to-serve locations, imbedding “virtual” behavioral health in primary care systems, and increasing the productivity while reducing the unit cost. Here are the two primary technologies for this purpose. Telehealth/telemedicine – There are many options for delivering telehealth services, including smartphones, remote monitoring, live consultations, text message alerts, between session online assessments, and wireless devices. The key for provider organizations is to decide what their telehealth . . .
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