DFW Alliance to host Oct. 18 event on “Tele-psychiatry”


The DFW Alliance for Healthcare Excellence will host the educational session “Tele-psychiatry and Behavioral Health Outcomes” on Wednesday, October 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch. Speakers will include Dr. Ken Hopper, a board-certified MD and psychiatrist; Dr. Mari Tietze, professor of health informatics at Texas Woman’s University; and Michael Etzel, a Texas Woman’s University health informatics honors student.

Tele-psychiatry is becoming an essential approach to the delivery of behavioral health care services. More than ever before, payers are adopting this unprecedented approach to healthcare. Learn from this demonstration about positive behavioral outcomes and economic potential for providers.

Topics will include:
• Measures to track tele-psychiatry;
• Digital dashboards to guide practitioners;
• Tele-psychiatry impact;
• Texas telehealth legislation.

Tickets are $25 for Alliance members and $40 for non-members. A buffet lunch will be available prior to the discussion. You can register here.

The DFW Alliance for Healthcare Excellence is a group of individuals, healthcare systems, private physician practices, managed care organizations, non-profit organizations and corporations in North Texas interested in understanding and supporting healthcare excellence. The Alliance achieves this through educational and networking luncheons, awarding community healthcare heroes and supporting healthcare student scholarships.

For additional information, please contact Greg Eastin at gmeastin@gmail.com.