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Using School-based Telemedicine to Treat Mental Health

Thu, Jun 28, 2018 3:00 PM EDT{LOCAL_TZ}

School-based telehealth centers are one of the fastest growing segments of the telehealth industry, but the process isn’t as easy as putting a laptop in the nurse’s office. Providers have to work closely with school officials and the public to explain the parameters of a new program, thus securing the support they’ll need to make this service sustainable. And then they have to figure out what technology will work best in a given setting.

In this presentation, Heywood Healthcare Vice President of Community Health and Chief Change Agent, Rebecca Bialecki, PhD, will share the health system’s approach to establishing and maintaining a school-based telemental health program as well as strategies for securing school and community support.

Learning objectives:
  • Building a use case for school-based telehealth program
  • Identifying metrics for determining a program’s performance
  • Overcoming common challenges to telemental health adoption


Rebecca Bialecki, BSN, PhD
Vice President of Community Health and Chief Change Agent
Heywood Healthcare

A long-time community leader and former Athol Hospital and Heywood Healthcare Trustee, Rebecca joined the Heywood Healthcare Senior Leadership team in 2014 as its Vice Back to the Top President for Community Health Initiatives and Chief Agent of Change where she oversees telemedicine programs across the system, among other responsibilities. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology.

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