Accession Number : AD1050823

Title :   Telehealth 2.0: Preserving Continuity of Behavioral Health Clinical Care to Patients Using Mobile Devices

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Jul 2016,30 Jun 2017

Corporate Author : U.S. Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center Fort Detrick United States

Personal Author(s) : Little,Jeanette R

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Report Date : 01 Jul 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This project aims to use mobile technology to leverage telehealth services as a means to maximize the continuity-of-care that the military healthcare system (MRS) can provide to Service Members when they are temporarily relocated due to military service requirements, but require and are engaged in behavioral health (BH) services. The effort will focus on utilization of the patient's personal mobile device in an approved, secure fashion to maintain the established therapeutic relationships with their BH provider(s)during an outside the continental United Stales (OCONUS) temporary duty assignment (TOY) using a relational model of care delivery to complete a course of treatment that the patient sought out prior to being reassigned. As a result of this project best practices will be established in order to lay the groundwork for more expansive transformations of the tele-BH care delivery process, minimizing disruptions in psychotherapeutic interventions, working collaboratively between remote and local sites for comprehensive care, and potentially reshaping how telehealth is delivered in operational venues.

Descriptors :   telemedicine , patient care management , health services , therapy , risk factors , medical personnel , training , etiology , biomedical research , military medicine , Mobile Devices , psychology

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE