Building eHealth and Telepsychiatry Capabilities: Three Educational Reports Across the Learning Continuum
Telepsychiatry and eHealth are evidence-based, cost-effective health care delivery methods that increase access to specialist care, particularly for rural and remote populations [1, 2, 3]. Yet, the penetrance of telepsychiatry is uneven and the health system organization to support it is generally underdeveloped .
Inadequate postgraduate training in telehealth and eHealth may contribute to this lag. Such training and exposure has the potential to increase interest and skills in telepsychiatry and normalize it as a modality of clinical care. Recent reviews describe the status of telepsychiatry in postgraduate training and highlight the scarcity of literature on the topic and the lack of evaluation of these training programs [ 5, 6, 7]. Building on these reviews, and a study assessing resident learning needs in telepsychiatry , frameworks have been proposed to delineate competencies in telepsychiatry and eHealth at different stages of training [8, 9, 10].
Although these frameworks...
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