Tele-Behavioral Health as a Promising Growth Opportunity within Telehealth

Published: 3 Nov 2016

By Victor Camlek, Principal Analyst, Telehealth, Frost & Sullivan

Tele-Behavioral Health involves the use of telecommunications solutions such as videoconferencing to deliver virtual behavioral health sessions between a patient and a therapist. Many sources call this capability Telemental Health. The practice of Tele-Behavioral services expands this domain to add the interactive capability to additional areas of practice, such as smoking cessation programs or counseling support. Regardless of the name, the practice of providing virtual telehealth solutions to behavioral and mental health issues is promising.  For example, in the opinion of The University of Colorado Denver, “All mental health procedures that are delivered "face-to-face" can be delivered remotely via Telemental Health.”

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