Telemental Health



The Telemental Health Special Interest Group includes administrators, clinicians, and information technology professionals. Our goal is to enhance and support the use of technology in the delivery of mental health services.




Our mission is to promote dialogue between mental health practitioners, to improve the understanding and use of telehealth applications in the delivery of mental health services, and to provide guidance to the ATA Board of Directors regarding telemental health.










Leadership


Tania Malik, JD
Chair

Board Member
MindCare Solutions Group, Inc.

Nashville, TN



Edward Kaftarian, MD
Vice Chair
edward@orbithealth.com

CEO
Orbit Health Telepsychiatry

Encino, CA



Robert Caudill, MD
Immediate Past Chair

Associate Professor
U of L Health Care Outpatient Center

Louisville, KY






ATA Board of Director’s Liaisons

  • Jay H Shore, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Denver American Indian and Alaska Native Programs; 303-724-1465, jay.shore@ucdenver.edu
  • Dr. Peter Yellowlees MD, MBBS, FRANZCP, Director of Informatics, UC Davis Academic Information Systems; 916-833-1874, peter.yellowlees@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

SIG & Inter-Organizational Collaboration Committee

  • Lisa J. Roberts, PhD, Business Manager, Viterion TeleHealthcare, A Business of Bayer HealthCare, Clinical & National Sales Manager; 425-417-8209, Lisa.Roberts@Bayer.com
  • Terry Rabinowitz, MD, FAPA, FAPM, Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Family Medicine; Director Telepsychiatry, University of Vermont / Fletcher Allen Health Care; 802-847-2112, terry.rabinowitz@vtmednet.org

Education & Peer Review

  • Dr. Peter Yellowlees MD, MBBS, FRANZCP, Director of Informatics, UC Davis Academic Information Systems; 916-833-1874, peter.yellowlees@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
  • Eve-Lynn Nelson, Telemedicine Coordinator, University of Kansas Medical Center, Center of Telemedicine & TeleHealth; 913-588-2081, enelson2@kumc.edu

Coding & Reimbursement

  • Gene Augusterfer, LCSW, President, Global Mental Health Network; 703-848-1898, efa@gmhnet.com

Student Issues

  • Eve-Lynn Nelson, Telemedicine Coordinator, University of Kansas Medical Center, Center of Telemedicine & TeleHealth;  913-588-2081, enelson2@kumc.edu
  • Elizabeth Brooks, MS, CNATT Administrative Director, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, American Indian & Alaska Native Programs; 303-724-1405, elizabeth.brooks@ucdenver.edu




Evidence-Based Practice for Telemental HealthMember only content icon
The document is a companion piece to ATA’s Practice Guidelines for Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health, with reference and support for decision-making in developing and providing telemental health services.




Practice Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health ServicesMember only content icon
Covering the provision of mental health services when using real-time videoconferencing services transmitted via the Internet, including a personal computer with a webcam or a mobile communications device (e.g., “smart phone”, laptop, or tablet) with two-way camera capability. August 2009.




Practice Guidelines for Videoconferencing-Based Telemental HealthMember only content icon
Guidelines to assist in the development and practice of coherent, effective, safe and sustainable telemental health practices. The guidelines focus telemental health serviced delivered through two-way, interactive (synchronous) videoconferencing.