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Week 4 Main DP The purpose of this post is to discuss a new technology tool that is being utilized in my specialty area and to discuss the benefits and barriers to implementation. I work in the mental health field, so this post will focus on technology being adopted by those in this area, although I am sure there is some overlap in to other fields of nursing. Mental health care today has many challenges which propagates the need for innovation and thinking outside the box. “The pervasive utilization of technology to deliver mental healthcare services in various settings is one effective novel strategy that is garnering widespread acceptance because of its availability and proven effectiveness” (Computers and information technology in psychiatric nursing, 2007). Telehealth, or telepsychiatry is a growing field in mental health that is becoming more mainstream. I have not personally had the opportunity to work with any telehealth services or technology, but I do plan to make use of this technology in the future as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). My friend, and mentor contracts with a telepsych company called FasPsych one day a week from her home in Tennessee and sees patients in a crisis center located in Arizona. On the FasPsych website it states, “FasPsych currently contracts with

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