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Interjurisdictional telebehavioral practice is on the horizon

June 14, 2017     Marlene Maheu

Healthcare providers across behavioral and related disciplines have long seen licensure as a barrier to telehealth growth. Practitioners are seeking to not only develop their specialty niche but to make themselves available to more patients.

‘Psychotherapy’ apps: Be mindful of usability, clinical orientation

December 7, 2016     Marlene M. Maheu, PhD

Before implementing the use of mobile apps, caregivers should ensure the software is properly designed and appropriate for the type of treatment being delivered.

How to choose the right psychotherapy apps

November 30, 2016     Marlene M. Maheu, PhD

Mobile apps are a useful for resource, but clinicians should weigh their benefits and limitations before implementing their use to enhance the level of care they provide.

Report: 8 states friendly for telemental health

August 2, 2016     Marlene M. Maheu, PhD

The American Telemedicine Association report card helps decision-makers assess which states are supportive of new telehealth services and which ones have failed to remove roadblocks.

Safeguard the privacy of behavioral health apps

June 15, 2016     Marlene M. Maheu, PhD

Clinicians need to be trained to think through their ethical and legal duties related to confidentiality, that is, their duty to protect the patient’s privacy when using any app.

Top 5 barriers to telemental health

March 4, 2016     Marlene Maheu

Of all the barriers to the expansion of telehealth across disciplines, practitioner reluctance is often considered to be the most pervasive.

Practical solutions needed for licensure

November 20, 2015     Marlene Maheu

The ultimate goal of portability for telehealth would be much like driver’s licenses, where a licensed driver could operate a vehicle in all 50 states.

Be aware of licensing laws for telehealth

November 13, 2015     Marlene Maheu

State laws were not designed to address the current capabilities of technology, and new laws are being considered to accommodate it, but take years and herculean efforts to change

Telehealth can be applied for substance use disorders

June 25, 2015     Marlene Maheu

Behavioral telehealth is considered by many to be the “next big thing.” Now is the time to get informed.

Marlene Maheu

Founding and Executive Director

Marlene Maheu

Marlene M. Maheu, PhD, is the Founding and Executive Director of the TeleMental Health Institute...

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