March 2, 2018 | Karen Feldscher |If a psychiatrist meets with a patient “virtually,” through videoconferencing, can privacy be assured?
Do insurance companies reimburse for virtual visits? How would those rates compare with face-to-face visits?
What are the federal and state regulations regarding telemental health?
These are some of the questions that a team of three first-year doctor of public health (DrPH) candidates at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health tackled for their field practice in January, working under the guidance of clinical teams and strategic planners at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass., one of the nation’s top psychiatric hospitals.