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Telemedicine for Addiction Treatment: Leveraging Technology to Improve Patient Outcomes

David Kan, MD, DFASAM
Volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Chief Medical Officer, Bright Heart Health


Learning objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the value of data in informing patient treatment recommendations
  • Describe the use of telemedicine for addiction treatment in multiple care areas (emergency departments, outpatient, non-clinical areas)
  • Identify barriers to care:
    • Payment status
    • Access to technology
  • Use telemedicine to improve patient outcomes


Intensive Services Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended only for behavioral/mental health professionals and clinical providers.

Continuing education (CE) credit is available for physicians, psychologists, nurses, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, and pharmacists who participate in this activity.

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