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The introduction and evaluation of telehealth into a mental health service

De Weger, Esther (2011) The introduction and evaluation of telehealth into a mental health service. In: International Journal of Integrated Care. 11 (6). Igitur publishing (doi:10.5334/ijic.725) (KAR id:55934)

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Abstract

Introduction: This two-year project involves the introduction and evaluation of telehealth into a mental health service. Phase 1 of the

services.

•• Quality of care

•• Access, communication, and relationship between inpatient, CMHT staff, service-users, carers

•• Telehealth for therapeutic work

•• Focus groups, interviews with: staff, service-users

•• Piloting of video conferencing facilities

•• Focus groups/interviews: (a) isolation of different teams; (b) communication, relationship between teams; (c) staff, service-users’

•• Literature review: identified relevant articles from 2000 onwards on the effectiveness of telehealth in mental health services and

•• Utilising the findings of (i) and (ii) to make recommendation.

Conclusions: The combined findings from the focus groups and literature review have identified ways of introducing and evaluating

•• Per site: 1 meeting room with 1 large screen for team activities (e.g. ward rounds).

•• Per site: 1 dedicated computer with web-cam for quickly arranged, 1-1 calls (e.g. professional-professional, practice sharing).

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.5334/ijic.725
Uncontrolled keywords: video conferencing, telemedicine, mental health, telecare
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental health
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2016 14:02 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:35 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55934 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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