Carolyn Turvey, PhD, MS - University of Iowa
James H. Shore, MD, MPH - University of Colorado Denver
Access to effective treatment is a primary challenge in the treatment of depression. One strategy for disseminating the expertise of our members beyond the physical boundaries of our institutions is to make use of new communications and technologies to deliver care.
The Telehealth Task Group, initiated in 2012, is devoted to maximizing the potential of existing and emerging technologies to improve access to excellent care for patients in need, regardless of where they call home. Their inaugural project is to catalog the “state of the art” in telecommunications, and to identify current best practices in using these technologies in the delivery of care.