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Presenter(s): Hector Colon Rivera, MD, MRO; Faculty, University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia VA Health System, Addiction Psychiatrist, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Webinar description: This webinar will explore how telepsychiatry can play a critical role in addressing the shortage of psychiatrists available to provide treatment for patients with opioid use disorders. Participants will learn from one of the experts in the field, Dr. Hector Colon-Rivera, regarding how telepsychiatry is being used to address unmet needs in underserved communities. The history of telepsychiatry, state laws, and standards and guidelines will be covered to enhance learners understanding of foundational issues to implementing telepsychiatry in their community. Learning more about telepsychiatry could help vastly improve the treatment options for those who have limited access to care. Bridging the gaps in care for patients with opioid use disorders is another step to address the epidemic that is currently plaguing our nation.
- Describe the history and laws surrounding the use of telepsychiatry as a tool to expand health services and expand the treatment of substance use disorder;
- Examine how telepsychiatry has been used to enhance access to care for the treatment of substance use disorder;
- Assess the interplay of policymaking, telepsychiatry, and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the treatment of substance use disorder.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
American Psychiatric Association (APA) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 (one) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.