Best practices for telemental health for professionals working with communities across the province featuring advice and tips from Dr. Allison Crawford and Dr. David Goldbloom.
Don't's and Do's
Collaborating to Ensure Digital Health Equity
A seminar presentation by Dr. Allison Crawford at the University of Manchester.
Virtual Mental Health Care for Rural and Underserved Settings (2022) - A practical guide to support clinicians deliver technological mental health care in rural settings
The Health Equity Impact Assessment – Digital Health Supplement
The HEIA-DH is a tool to guide the identification of barriers to digital health equity in a health service, program, or intervention. The HEIA-DH enables researchers, clinicians, administrators, policy makers, patient partners, community members, and healthcare partners to come together to discuss equity considerations for a specific technology/service.
Members of the CAMH Virtual Mental Health and ECHO team have published the following peer reviewed articles relating to the implementation and evaluation of virtual care.
- Crawford, A., & Serhal, E. (2020). Digital health equity and COVID-19: the innovation curve cannot reinforce the social gradient of health. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(6), e19361.
- Crawford, A., Sunderji, N., Serhal, E., & Teshima, J. (2017). Proposed competencies for providing integrated care via telepsychiatry. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science, 2(1), 1-4.
- Crawford, A., Gratzer, D., Jovanovic, M., Rodie, D., Sockalingam, S., Sunderji, N., ... & Thomas, Z. (2018). Building eHealth and telepsychiatry capabilities: three educational reports across the learning continuum. Academic Psychiatry, 42(6), 852-856.
- Serhal, E., Crawford, A., Cheng, J., & Kurdyak, P. (2017). Implementation and utilisation of telepsychiatry in Ontario: a population-based study. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 62(10), 716-725.
- Serhal, E., Kirvan, A., Sanches, M., & Crawford, A. (2020). Client satisfaction and experience with telepsychiatry: development and validation of a survey using clinical quality domains. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(9), e19198.
- Serhal, E., Arena, A., Sockalingam, S., Mohri, L., & Crawford, A. (2018). Adapting the consolidated framework for implementation research to create organizational readiness and implementation tools for project ECHO. The Journal of continuing education in the health professions, 38(2), 145.
- Serhal, E., Iwajomo, T., de Oliveira, C., Crawford, A., & Kurdyak, P. (2021). Characterizing family physicians who refer to telepsychiatry in Ontario. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 66(1), 25-33.
- Serhal, E., Pereira, C., Armata, R., Hardy, J., Sockalingam, S., & Crawford, A. (2022). Describing implementation outcomes for a virtual community of practice: The ECHO Ontario Mental Health experience. Health Research Policy and Systems, 20(1), 1-15.
- Serhal, E., Lazor, T., Kurdyak, P., Crawford, A., de Oliveira, C., Hancock-Howard, R., & Coyte, P. C. (2020). A cost analysis comparing telepsychiatry to in-person psychiatric outreach and patient travel reimbursement in Northern Ontario communities. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 26(10), 607-618. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1357633X19853139
- Sockalingam, S., Clarkin, C., Serhal, E., Pereira, C., & Crawford, A. (2020). Responding to health care professionals' mental health needs during COVID-19 through the rapid implementation of Project ECHO. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 40(3), 211-214.