Common Pediatric Conditions Requested by eConsult
Specialist Advice for Pediatric Care
eConsults help you treat common pediatric conditions as well as adult chief complaints so that you can provide a diagnosis and treatment plan in the primary care setting with advice from a specialist. AristaMD offers eConsults in more than 70 specialty areas. Please ask us about other common conditions eConsults can address.
How Psychiatry eConsults Improve Mental Health Outcomes in Primary Care Practices
Given the clear role of primary care in improving mental health outcomes, the benefits of telepsychiatry and telehealth-supported care improves access to care, provides a clear avenue toward better mental health outcomes, and ultimately creates a brighter future for a large proportion of the population in need of treatment for mental illnesses.
Over the past few years, we have seen some encouraging improvements in the realm of mental health care in the United States. Notably, recent government acts have markedly improved access to mental health services for many Americans.
Despite this, however, significant issues remain that signify our patient population still isn’t accessing the mental health care they require.
Among these issues is the continued shortage of mental health care providers needed to treat the 1 in 5 adults suffering from mental illness in the United States. The troubling results of this gap between demand and specialty care availability are easily seen in some critical statistics. For example, roughly half of the nearly 8 million children diagnosed with depression, anxiety, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the U.S. receive no treatment.
Despite recent improvements in terms of access, nearly 6 in 10 Americans with any mental illness receive no treatment or medication, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
In providing “right time, right place, right provider” mental health treatment for many Americans, no single area of focus will be enough to address the entire problem.
The National Council for Behavioral Health reports, improvements are needed in 5 key areas: workforce development, service efficiency, reducing burdensome regulations and restrictions, implementation of innovative models, and adoption of novel reimbursement methods for psychiatric services.
Accountable Care Organization (ACO) models have placed particular importance on the role of primary care, and these organizations are uniquely positioned to promote innovation and efficiency in care models through telehealth technologies such as eConsults.