Gov. McCrory In Greenville, Unveils DHHS Telepsychiatry

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Governor Pat McCrory arrived in Greenville late Friday morning for a tour and press conference at East Carolina University's School of Dental Medicine.

Secretary Aldona Wos joined the governor for the Department of Health and Human Services telepsychiatry rollout.

Telepsychiatry uses video conferencing to provide psychiatric services to patients living in remote locations or otherwise underserved areas. It can connect patients with psychiatrists, doctors, and other healthcare professionals through the use of television cameras and microphones.

Telepsychiatry has also been shown to improve collaborative services between healthcare professionals.