New Evidence for Telemental Health Service Delivery
CHPW participated in the Study to Promote Innovation in Rural Integrated Telepsychiatry (SPIRIT), a comparative-effectiveness research study funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institiute (PCORI). The goal of the study was to address effective treatment for PTSD and Bipolar Disorder in rural Community Health Centers through the Collaborative Care Model and Telepsychiatry/Telepsychology Referral approach.
The study showed significant improvement in outcomes for both approaches, showing that the Collaborative Care Model can be as effective as direct care for managing patients with more complex behavioral health conditions as direct care. For more information, read the summary of the study and results and watch the video of the patient experience of the Collaborative Care Model at Sea Mar in Yelm, WA.