An incredible audio report from All Things Considered on NPR by Bob Mondello. Man, who traditionally knows himself by his artifacts, is at risk of loosing it all as we sacrifice our books and information to off site servers we call “clouds”. This provocative piece of editorial journalism is worth a listen. Go here to hear it and review the transcription.
Since telepsychiatry was introduced decades ago, video conferencing has been an increasingly accepted way to reach patients in hospitals, prisons, veterans’ health care facilities and rural clinics — all supervised sites.
But today Skype, and encrypted digital software through third-party sites like CaliforniaLiveVisit.com, have made online private practice accessible for a broader swath of patients, including those who shun office treatment or who simply like the convenience of therapy on the fly.
Go here for the rest of this New York Times article. I would love to know your feed back to this form of therapeutic interaction.