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CS1-06 - Telepsychiatry Best Practices: Joint American Psychiatric Association and ATA Recommendations

Monday, April 30
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Location: E450A

Learn about the research behind and key areas covered in the telepsychiatry best practice recommendations developed jointly by APA and ATA. Explore recommendations regarding prescriptions, privacy and security, optimal room and equipment, high-risk patients and care across state boundaries. Discuss concerns and ask questions of the expert telepsychiatry panel.

Learning Objectives:

Jay Shore

Director of Telemedicine
Helen and Arthur E Johnson Depression Center

Jay H. Shore, M.D., MPH is the Director of Teleemedicine at the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Family Medicine and the School of Public Health’s Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Anschutz Medical Campus. Additionally he is the Medical Director for the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Chief Medical Officer at AccessCare, an Associate Medical Director the Colorado Physician Health Program (CPHP) and the rural Native Veteran Domain Lead for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Veterans Rural Health Resource Center_Western Region (VRHRC-WR).
His career has focused on the use of technology in mental health currently participating in multiple projects which include ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of programs in Native, rural, and military settings aimed at improving both quality and access to care. He is a fellow and has served in leadership positions for the American Telemedicine Association and the American Psychiatric Association where he is the current chair of the American Psychiatric Assocation’s Telepsychiatry Committee.


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Carolyn Turvey

Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Iowa

Dr. Turvey is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa.


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Robert L. Caudill

Associate Professor
University of Louisville Physicians

Dr. Caudill is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Louisville. He is the Residency Training Director with an interest in optimizing the role of technology in post-graduate medical education and psychiatric patient care. He is also the Director of Telemedicine and Information Technology Programs for the department. Dr. Caudill is the current Chair for the Telemental Health Special Interest Group of the American Telemedicine Association and Co-Chair of the Telehealth Task Group of the National Network of Depression Centers. He serves as a member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Committee on Telepsychiatry.
He lectures on topics related to technology, community psychiatry, and psychopharmacology. Along with his faculty appointment, Dr. Caudill serves as a staff psychiatrist with several community mental health agencies in Kentucky and is the Director of Telemedicine for the local Community Mental Health Center, Centerstone of Kentucky.


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Peter Yellowlees

Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UC Davis Health System

Dr. Yellowlees is a Professor at the University of California Davis. He is also the President of the American Telemedicine Association


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Matt Mishkind

Deputy Director
Johnson Depression Center

Dr. Mishkind is the Deputy Director of the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center, and Director of Operations for the Steven. A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


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Donald M. Hilty

ACOS, MH & Vice-Chair of VA MH
VANCS & Davis School of Medicine

Donald M. Hilty, M.D., is a scholar in psychiatric and medical education, health services, and telemedicine. He is the Associate Chief of Staff of Mental Health of the Northern California Veterans Administration Health Care System, and Professor and Vice-Chair of Veterans Affairs in Psychiatry at UC Davis. He speaks internationally and researches models of care with an AHRQ RCT comparing synchronous and asynchronous telepsychiatry, as well as social media, mobile health and psych app technologies. He has obtained 20 studies grants and 7 contracts from the NIH, AHRQ, California Endowment, and OSHPD and has conducted randomized trials of the treatment of depression via telemedicine with collaborative care and disease management, as well as a comparison of synchronous and asynchronous telepsychiatry. Dr. Hilty is Editor of both the Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science and Psychology and Cognitive Science, and is Editor of the Innovation in Technology Column for Academic Psychiatry. He has written 200 publications and the book entitled Key Issues in e-Mental Health by Springer Publishing. He is on the APA-IOM and APA-ATA Guideline Writing Groups. He is Guest Editor for a Special Edition for Academic Psychiatry entitled, “Tele- and E-Behavioral Health: Evidence-Based Approaches for Telepsychiatry to Social Media/Networking to Psych Apps.”


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Elizabeth Krupinski

Professor and Vice-Chair of Research
Emory University

Dr. Krupinski is Professor and Vice-Chair for Research at Emory University in the Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences. She received her BA from Cornell, MA from Montclair State and PhD from Temple, all in Experimental Psychology. Her interests are in medical image perception, observer performance, decision making, and human factors. She is Associate Director of Evaluation for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and co-Director of the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center. She is Past President of ATA, Past Chair of Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine, Past Chair of the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, and President of the Medical Image Perception Society. She is Co-Editor of the Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare and on the Editorial Board of the Telemedicine & E-Health Journal.


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Edward Kaftarian

Chief of Telepsychiatry, California Correctional Healthcare Services
Founder/CEO, Orbit Health Telepsychiatry

Edward Kaftarian, MD, is the Statewide Chief of Telepsychiatry for California Correctional Healthcare Services and Founder/CEO of Orbit Health Telepsychiatry. Under Dr. Kaftarian's guidance and leadership, the California prison system has transformed from humble beginnings to become the largest provider of correctional telepsychiatry services in the world. Dr. Kaftarian has an extensive background in health systems management and has held the roles of Chief Psychiatrist, Senior Psychiatrist, and Medical Director for a variety of health care facilities. He has founded multiple clinical programs, including the Crisis Bed Unit and California's Death Row Mental Health Program at San Quentin State prison. Dr. Kaftarian completed his psychiatry training at the world renowned Johns Hopkins University Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine.


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