Provider benefits in using Soltrite video conferencing services in Mental Health
The ability to provide mental health services in a more cost effective manner than face-to-face services when travel time and costs are considered.
Greater job satisfaction (and improved retention) for mental health clinicians. Less time driving, more time helping people.
Ability to collaborate in real time with the variety of professionals that are involved with the patient. The general practitioner, pediatrician,social worker, psychiatrist……can all collaborate on cases as if they were sitting in the same room.
Group therapy is much easier to schedule for those that have a longer distance to drive.
Can augment full time staff with contract or by the hour outsourcing. The pool of outside resources would then expand to virtually every professional with a computer, webcam and internet service.
Patient Benefits in using Soltrite video conferencing services in Mental Health
Improved access to specialty mental health services for assessment and ongoing treatment. Able to receive counseling from a patients home or local doctors office.
Improved quality of mental health care. The best resource can now be arranged versus the most convenient.
Occasionally bring multiple related parties into the call. It is exceptionally difficult to schedule in person meetings with multiple professionals.
Reduced costs for patient by eliminating travel expense.
Faster access to help.
For some patients the lack of physical presence allows them to open up more quickly. A sense of talking to a “screen” rather than a real person so inhibitions can relax. This is especially true for children who are more prone to be intimidated by adults. Most children are comfortable looking at TV’s and computer screens.