Several innovative telepsychiatry operations have been launched during the past few years. For example, it's being used to conduct psychiatric interviews in prisons in New York State. A University of Colorado telepsychiatry program serves American Indians in several surrounding states. A private-practice psychiatrist in Missouri uses telepsychiatry to diagnose and treat patients in rural Arizona. A Mississippi psychiatrist has launched telepsychiatry in one of the poorest areas of America. And in Canada, telepsychiatry is being used to serve patients in such far-flung places as Newfoundland and the Northwest Territories.
More information about telepsychiatry programs can be found in Psychiatric News at http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/content/39/12/4.full; http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/content/43/13/4.1.full; http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/content/44/19/14.full, and http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/content/38/23/11.full.