Video chats helping mental patients at Wayne Memorial Hospital
By Matthew Whittle
Published in News on March 12, 2014 1:46 PM
Rakishia Peterson, clinical operations supervisor for Wayne Memorial Hospital's emergency department, and Christy Harness, director of telepsychiatry services at Coastal Carolina Neuropsychiatric Center, on the screen, demonstrate how a telepsychiatry evaluation is done. The patient would sit in the chair.
Faced with a continuous backlog of mental health patients in its emergency department, Wayne Memorial Hospital is taking part in a new state effort to provide telepsychiatry services throughout eastern North Carolina. Since the end of January, about 30...
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