Year : 2021  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 171--174

Karnataka telemedicine mentoring and monitoring program for complete integration of psychiatry in the general health care


Narayana Manjunatha1, Rajani Parthasarathy2, Daniel Ritish Paul1, Vinay Basavaraju3, Harihara Nagabhushana Shashidhara3, Bhaskarapillai Binukumar4, Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar1, Suresh Bada Math1, Jagadisha Thirthalli3 
1 Department of Psychiatry, Tele Medicine Centre, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, Government of Karnataka, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Biostatistics, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Narayana Manjunatha
Department of Psychiatry, Tele Medicine Centre, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India

The National Mental Health Survey of India reported a higher prevalence and treatment gap of psychiatric disorders among the general population. Task shifting is one of the important solutions to meet this requirement. The prevalence of psychiatric disorders among primary care is about 30%–50%. Digitally driven primary care psychiatry program (PCPP) designed to innovate different module to upscale the skills of primary care doctors (PCDs) in live consultation of PCDs in their general patients. To exponential coverage of PCDs, Karnataka Telemedicine Mentoring and Monitoring (KTM) Program is been implemented across all districts of Karnataka. It is the training of trainer version of PCPP where psychiatrists serving in District Mental Health Program of all districts of Karnataka become trainers to implement of two digital modules (Telepsychiatric On-Consultation Training and Collaborative Video Consultations) of PCPP with the target to train all PCDs of Karnataka. This paper aims to provide a glimpse of this innovative KTM program and current progress with a preliminary analysis of translational quotient indicating skill transfer and retention.


How to cite this article:
Manjunatha N, Parthasarathy R, Paul DR, Basavaraju V, Shashidhara HN, Binukumar B, Kumar CN, Math SB, Thirthalli J. Karnataka telemedicine mentoring and monitoring program for complete integration of psychiatry in the general health care.Indian J Psychiatry 2021;63:171-174


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Manjunatha N, Parthasarathy R, Paul DR, Basavaraju V, Shashidhara HN, Binukumar B, Kumar CN, Math SB, Thirthalli J. Karnataka telemedicine mentoring and monitoring program for complete integration of psychiatry in the general health care. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 23 ];63:171-174
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