Telepsychiatry (alternately known as tele-psychiatry or telepsych) is the practice of delivering mental health care remotely. It’s no secret that we’re in the middle of a mental health care crisis in America, with the need for services overwhelming local resources and preventing many individuals across the nation from receiving treatment. Telepsychiatry leverages recent advancements in communications technology to make quality psychiatric care available to nearly everyone. Join our host Kristin Walker and the founder of Iris Telehealth, Dr. Tarik Shaheen, as they discuss how his organization is helping mental health organizations provide services.
Tarik Shaheen, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist with specialized fellowship training in treating children, adolescents and their families. He founded Iris Telehealth with the goal of providing a more patient-friendly telehealth company that is able to quickly adapt to an organization’s needs. With nearly 10 years of experience and training at the University of Virginia in telepsychiatry, Dr. Shaheen has learned the ins and outs of how to give great care via telemedicine and how important building relationships between partners is to delivering that care. Leading Iris Telehealth, he is able to enjoy his clinical role just as much as is administrative one!