Over half of US adults with mental health problems aren’t receiving care for their disorders, and one in five adults that do receive care still have unmet needs. Telepsychiatry is completely rethinking this gap between doctors and patients by providing unparalleled access to critical mental health services.
Pioneers like Dr. Thomas Kim, Chief Medical Officer of Med2You, have successfully adopted telemedicine in their practices using the Direct Health (now called Direct Health) mobile app. Currently, Dr. Kim does all of his mental health consults virtually, offering unsurpassed convenience and life-saving access to services when patients need them most. Join him and Direct Health at the American Telemedicine Association Annual Conference in Chicago to learn more about the applications of telepsychiatry today and going forward.
“Now more than ever, individuals and communities are struggling with mental health issues. In addition to providing a convenient way to receive mental health services, telehealth also allows patients to consult with a professional without the added concern of stigmatization in seeking professional help,” said Dr. Kim.
Telepsychiatry & Mental Health: ATA 2018 Event Details
The media and industry professionals are welcome to come speak with Dr. Kim at the 2018 ATA conference:
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018
1 – 4 P.M.
Monday, April 30, 2018
Available for Interviews from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: McCormick Place East
2301 S. King Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616
WHAT: Dr. Thomas Kim will delve into behavioral mental health treatment, one of the fastest growing and most important uses for telemedicine. His discussion will explore research, case studies and practical implications for for the future of psychiatric telemedicine. Additionally, it will home in on two hot topics in telepsychiatry: correctional care and mobile apps. Focus will also be given to billing issues, applications in addiction treatment and the evolving regulatory landscape of telepsychiatry.
Dr. Kim has devoted his professional life to realizing a value-based approach to healthcare through telehealth. His experiences include caring for a wide range of clinical populations, program development, research, policy advocacy, and consulting services.
For more information or press interviews with Dr. Kim contact:
Mike Smith, PR Counsel for Direct Health
Additional ATA On-Site Contact (Booth #1226):
Nerissa Sardi, VP of Marketing for Direct Health