5 Lessons From Establishing Telepsychiatry for California Prisons

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What are the biggest challenges to starting a telepsychiatry program? How do you choose and manage the right technology? How do you manage medications? How do you attract and manage staff?

Find out how California’s Chief Executive of Telepsychiatry, Edward Kaftarian, MD, stood up a successful prison telepsychiatry program for 120,000 inmates across 25 institutions in rural remote areas. 


About our Speaker

Edward Kaftarian, MD is an internationally recognized expert and innovator in the field of Telepsychiatry. As the Chief Executive of Telepsychiatry for the Statewide California Correctional Healthcare Services, he built the largest correctional telepsychiatry program in the world, with over 70 psychiatrists serving over 25 institutions.

He oversees all aspects of the telemental health program, including technology management, staff development, clinical care, logistics, recruitment, hiring, and overseeing the care of thousands of inmates. Dr. Kaftarian is board certified in General Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine.