HIPAA Compliant Video for Consultation and Education

HIPAA Compliant, Technology

I attended a webinar about eating disorders hosted by ReelDX. They have created real patient scenarios for medical schools.

With patient consent, they demonstrate cases that can assist in learning.

Video is used to present a real case rather than the text book, vignette, or fictional depiction.  Their libraries are mostly based on medical diagnosis and it was interesting to view this process for eating disorders. The entire webinar was great discussion and had great information about assessment and referral for eating disorders.

If you want learn more about eating disorders the Kartini Clinic (co-hosts of the webinar) resource page.

The introduction of the use of a real case/interview added a lot of value. A brief case presentation was made and then a prerecorded patient interview was shown. Thereafter, the team of various disciplines debriefed the case. There was great discussion of the nuances of doing a clinical interview for someone with an eating disorder. These nuances actually came out of a brief discussion of things "not to say". Without the real interview this discussion would not have been that productive.

From a training point of view it reminded me of the use of a one way mirror for clinical education.  I see enormous potential in the use of secure video for consultation and education.

In this busy climate recording sessions for clinical supervision would allow a supervisor to look at real video as it can be "stored and forwarded"; meaning it can be watched anytime.

Also multi-disciplinary teams care share video for consultation. For a great example of this check out the webinar...

For more information ReelDx's educational page.

About the Author
Sean Erreger
Sean Erreger
Sean Erreger

Sean is a mental health care manager, social work blogger and consultant. He has variety of direct practice social work experience in therapy and crisis intervention. He is interested in how technology is changing the therapeutic process. You can find him at his blog "Stuck On Social Work" and any of the listed social media outlets.