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Beyond Video Visits: Using Asynchronous Telehealth to Improve Outcomes for Individuals with SMI

The live broadcast will take place on June 13, 2024 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST


Free - $0

This live webinar will be recorded and made available as an on-demand activity, typically within one week of the live event.



The field of telehealth can roughly be divided into two differing clinical processes: synchronous (or real-time) and asynchronous (store and forward, or delayed time).

This webinar will focus on the history and development of asynchronous telepsychiatry using a range of approaches, from letters delivered by horseback to the modern-day uses of video, audio, text and a range of other delayed interactive processes. The primary focus will be on the use of recorded video consultations, and in particular how these can be made simpler and quicker by adding artificial intelligence tools to both collect and analyze video data making work more efficient for providers, and consultations more accessible for patients. Clinical trials of efficacy, satisfaction and outcomes will be reviewed and a future where asynchronous video consultations become common in mental health will be discussed.


Live interactive webinar

This live webinar will be recorded and made available as an on-demand activity, typically within one week of the live event.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the difference between synchronous and asynchronous telehealth
  2. Be aware that asynchronous telepsychiatry has an increasingly large evidence base and use
  3. Understand how artificial intelligence can be added to asynchronous telepsychiatry consultations to make them more accessible for patients, and more efficient for providers

Target Audience

Psychiatrist, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Physician (Non-psychiatrist), Physician Assistant

Instructional Level


Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: June 13, 2024
Program End Date: June 13, 2024

Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A.

Ongoing Interdisciplinary Discussion Board

After completing the course, engage with colleagues in the mental health field through SMI Adviser's Webinar Roundtable Topics discussion board. This is an easy way to network and share ideas with other clinicians who participate in this webinar. Access through the discussion tab.

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, NCPD credit for nurses, or a certificate of participation may do so by viewing the live presentation and completing the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians), NCPD certificate (nurses), or certificate of participation (other disciplines) showing the event date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit

In support of improving patient care, the American Psychiatric Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.  


The APA designates this live event for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   

Nurses/Nurse Practitioners  

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) designates this activity for 1.0 Nursing contact hour. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity — including faculty, planners, reviewers or others — are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.


Peter Yellowlees MD is CEO of AsyncHealth Inc, a telemedicine company he co-founded to implement and promote the practice of asynchronous telepsychiatry ( He is also Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at UC Davis, where he directed the UCD/UCI Fellowship Program in Clinician Wellbeing (2018-23). Previously he was the inaugural Chief Wellness Officer at UC Davis Health (2018-22) and held the Alan Stoudemire Endowed Wellbeing Chair in Psychiatry. He was President of the American Telemedicine Association (2017-8) and has conducted research in the areas of psychiatry, telemedicine and physician health. He has written over 250 academic papers and book chapters and 7 books, as well as presenting over 180 video editorials on psychiatry for Medscape. Dr. Yellowlees has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


  • Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Dr. Brister has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • John Torous, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Torous has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Kathryn Hanley, APRN, LPA, University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Rolin has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

The American Psychiatric Association is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website to people with disabilities. Please contact the American Psychiatric Association at 202-559-3900, if you require assistance seven (7) business days prior to the start of a live webinar.

Technical Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following:

  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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Availability: No future session
Access expires on 08/13/2024
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 NCPD Credit
1 COP Credit
Funding for SMI Adviser was made possible by Grant No. SM080818 from SAMHSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, SAMHSA/HHS or the U.S. Government.
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