Telehealth Brings Psychiatrists into Inspira Health’s Emergency Rooms

Original article published on Healthcare IT News Inspira Health Network, a nonprofit, three-hospital health system serving communities across southern New Jersey, lacked psychiatric providers, resulting in delays in service. Consults have a 24-hour window, which led to bed, intervention and recommendation delays for medical patients. THE PROBLEM As a result,… read more

InSight Telepsychiatry Presents First Annual Partner Awards

PHILADELPHIA, PA – InSight Telepsychiatry, the leading national telepsychiatry provider organization, is excited to recognize their outstanding partners through their first ever partner awards: Telepsychiatry Program of the Year and the Partner Champion Award. These annual awards recognize programs and individuals who are advocates of telepsychiatry not only in their… read more

InSight Telepsychiatry Expands Its Services to the Southwest

MARLTON, NJ – InSight Telepsychiatry, the leading national telepsychiatry service provider organization with a mission to transform access to quality behavioral health care through innovative applications of technology, is expanding its services to the southwest. InSight has two decades of experience with telepsychiatry, and serves hundreds of organizations of a… read more

Veteran Access to Mental Health Expands Under Telepsychiatry

By Geoffrey Boyce. Originally published on Managed Healthcare Executive A concerning gap exists between veterans who need behavioral health services and those who actually receive them. Notably, a congressionally-mandated study found that nearly half of all post-9/11 veterans with mental health conditions remain untreated today. It’s one of many research-backed statistics that… read more

Back-to-School Behavioral Health Check-Ins

This piece was written by Holli Stayton, nurse practitioner for Inpathy, InSight’s direct-to-consumer division. Originally published on American Journal of Managed Care.  As summer draws to a close, parents naturally begin to consider back-to-school preparations such as well-checks with primary care providers and immunizations. As part of a holistic back-to-school wellness… read more

Meeting Patients Where They Are

Written by Geoffrey Boyce. Originally published on American Journal of Managed Care The positive effect of telemedicine continues to expand as community stakeholders—both clinical and nonclinical—work to increase access and create efficiencies across a healthcare continuum plagued by provider shortages and fragmented care. Telepsychiatry sits at the forefront of these… read more

InSight Telepsychiatry Named One of the Best Places to Work in 2018

Lynchburg, VA – InSight Telepsychiatry was dubbed one of the best places to work for in 2018 by Lynchburg Business Magazine. The winners of the annual contest were announced this month by the magazine. The contest calls for employees of Lynchburg-based organizations to nominate their companies, and winners are selected… read more

Creating A Telebehavioral Health Strategy – Free White Paper

Originally published on OPEN MINDS GETTYSBURG, Pa. (June 3, 2018) – InSight Telepsychiatry recently released a white paper, Creating A Telebehavioral Health Strategy, which is available for download free of charge – courtesy of InSight. This white paper is designed to assist organizations in the creation of a long-term strategy for telepsychiatry…. read more

St. Joseph’s Villa Uses Telehealth to Connect With Children in Crisis

Originally published on mHealth Intelligence  Sometimes a telehealth program’s best feature is its ability to start a conversation. At St. Joseph’s Villa in Richmond, Va., a simple virtual visit platform has turned an eight-bed crisis stabilization center into an indispensable resource for families of children aged 5-17 who are struggling with depression… read more

Next Generation Model for Addressing Crisis Behavioral Health in the ED

By: Geoffrey Boyce Originally posted on The Healthcare Guys The telemedicine revolution touches nearly every aspect of health care today. Notably, behavioral health was called out in a recent Forbes article as the sector within the industry experiencing the greatest impact. And hospital emergency departments (EDs) are taking note. In recent years,… read more

InSight Telepsychiatry to Present at the National Council Conference

WASHINGTON, DC – InSight Telepsychiatry, the leading national telepsychiatry provider organization with a mission to increase access to behavioral health care, will be presenting at the 2018 National Council Conference held in Washington, DC from April 23 – 25, 2018. Select InSight representatives are presenting two workshop posters, as well as… read more

Raising the Standard of Behavioral Healthcare

Written by Geoffrey Boyce. Originally published on American Journal of Managed Care There is good reason why telemedicine is rapidly reengineering the way communities think about care delivery today. At a time when payers and providers are grappling with how to efficiently and effectively make the leap to value-based care,… read more

Mental Health in the Workplace

Written by Nate Ortiz. Originally published in Lynchburg Business Magazine  Mental Illness can cause serious disruption in everyday life. In any given year, approximately one in 25 adults in the United States experiences a serious mental illness that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities and… read more

Breaking Down Remote Provider Silos

Written by Shelley Sellinger, M.D. Originally posted on Becker’s Hospital Review There is little debate that telemedicine has carved out a powerful niche in health care. Rapid growth of remote care models in recent years underscores the opportunity for both providers and patients alike. Yet, as health care organizations continue… read more

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InSight CEO Appointed to New Jersey Telehealth Review Commission

MARLTON, NJ – InSight Telepsychiatry’s Chief Executive Officer Geoffrey Boyce has been appointed to the New Jersey Telehealth Review Commission. He is one of seven thought leaders asked to sit on the Commission. The Commission was established as part of the New Jersey telemedicine law that was passed in July… read more

Telemedicine Licensure Gives Doctors a Chance to Expand Their Reach

Originally posted on mHealth Intelligence To Dr. Bruce Miewald, telemedicine licensure isn’t a means to acquire more patients and do more business. It’s an opportunity to reach out and help people in other parts of the country who need his expertise. The Coeur D’Alene, Idaho-based physician who specializes in child… read more

InSight Announces Recipients of Provider of the Year Award

MARLTON, NJ –InSight Telepsychiatry is recognizing the outstanding performance of its providers through its first Provider of the Year Award. Maaz Siddiqui, M.D., a scheduled services telepsychiatry provider, and Suraya Kawadry, M.D., an on-demand services telepsychiatry provider, are the 2018 recipients. The InSight Provider of the Year Award is an… read more

InSight Telepsychiatry Announced As Bronze OPEN MINDS Circle Partner For 2018

Originally published on OPEN MINDS GETTYSBURG, Pa. (January 21, 2018) — OPEN MINDS announced InSight Telepsychiatry (InSight) as the newest bronze-level partner of The OPEN MINDS Circle–the award-winning online information and education platform with a user-base of over 150,000 health and human service executives. As part of the partnership, InSight, a national leader in… read more

Building a Better Behavioral Health Benefit with Telepsychiatry

By: Barry Doan Original article published on Benefits Pro The value of an employer’s health benefit strategy is intrinsically linked to its ability to address an employee’s total health—both physical and mental. That’s why overall wellness trends are shifting to better acknowledge the strong connection between a robust behavioral health care benefit and… read more

Telepsychiatry: What to Look for in 2018

By: Geoffrey Boyce Originally published on Behavioral Healthcare Executive In the world of telehealth, what a difference a few years can make. The industry has moved from burgeoning to mainstream and is seen as a viable model for behavioral healthcare. In fact, industry professional shortages are catapulting adoption and use… read more

Telehealth: Transforming Child Mental Health Care

By: Jeanine Miles, LPC Original article published on NAMI Unprecedented need exists for child and adolescent mental health services in today’s communities, however, parents have limited options at their disposal. Shortages of child psychologists and psychiatrists are leaving our most vulnerable populations without care. Currently, all U.S. states are facing… read more

A Better Approach to Crisis Behavioral Health

Original article published on Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review By: Mark Alter, M.D. Today’s hospital emergency departments (EDs) are facing a perfect storm of behavioral health challenges. A combination of professional shortages and rapid growth in need for behavioral health services is creating significant supply and demand issues across… read more

Delaware Takes Its ACT to the Next Level

Delaware is known as the “First State” since it was the first colony to ratify the United States Constitution, but that motto can also apply to another bold step undertaken in the state more recently. A few years back, Delaware became the first state to merge telepsychiatry with assertive community… read more

InSight Listed as a Top Company to Look Out for in Tele-Psych

InSight Telepsychiatry was mentioned in the print version of Telemedicine Magazine’s article, “The Massive Benefits of Tele-Psych Have Yet to Be Realized.” The article, published in June 2017 (Issue #9), describes how the decrease in providers and increase in demand is causing healthcare companies to create tele-psych networks. It goes… read more

Crisis Behavioral Health Readiness

Behavioral health emergencies affecting whole communities can arise suddenly and can be as unpredictable as the weather. Recent natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria serve as reminders that all communities are vulnerable to the kind of crisis exposure that turns lives upside down and results in extensive… read more

Stewart Memorial Community Hospital Launches Telepsychiatry Program

Lake City, IA – Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, a general medical and surgical hospital with 25 beds, launched a telepsychiatry program this week to increase access to psychiatric care. Located in Calhoun County, Lake City is a rural area with a shortage of mental health professionals, as designated by the… read more

Telepsychiatry: Advancing Connected Community Models

By Dr. James Varrell The concept of “connected community” holds great potential for elevating and improving behavioral health outcomes for all patients. Connected communities proactively address a patient’s whole health—both physical and mental—and benefit from a comprehensive, multi-faceted behavioral health strategy. Health care leaders recognize the potential of these models… read more

Telepsychiatry: Closing Care Gaps for More Connected Health Care Communities

By: Geoffrey Boyce Value-based care and the concept of connected health care communities go hand-in-hand. It is simply not possible to extract the full “value” of forward-looking care delivery models without a strategy that addresses patients’ whole health—both physical and behavioral—across the entire continuum. Connected community models achieve this objective… read more

InSight Sponsoring ATA Telehealth Capitol Connection Briefing

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is holding its bi-monthly Telehealth Capitol Connection (TCC) briefing on September 13, 2017, sponsored by InSight Telepsychiatry. TCC was launched by ATA and their Senior Policy Consultant Neal Neuberger as a result of “growing interest in using telemedicine to improve health care… read more

Family Service Launches Outpatient Telepsychiatry Program

Philadelphia, PA – Family Service Association of Bucks County launched an outpatient telepsychiatry program to increase efficiency and access to psychiatric care for adults, children and adolescents across four of their locations in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The telepsychiatry program is launched in partnership with InSight, a national telepsychiatry service provider… read more

How Telepsychiatry is Carving Out its Healthcare Niche

With a dwindling supply of psychiatrists nationwide, telepsychiatry services are starting to become more mainstream It was nearly 20 years ago when a clinician (non-psychiatrist) brought up the notion of telepsychiatry to James Varrell, M.D., a licensed psychiatrist himself who at the time didn’t know much about the telemedicine subsector…. read more

Franklin Family Services Launches Outpatient Telepsychiatry Program

HERSHEY, PA – Franklin Family Services, a network of outpatient behavioral health clinics in Pennsylvania, launched a telepsychiatry program this week to increase access to psychiatric care in several of their locations (Carlisle and Camp Hill). Telepsychiatry is the delivery of psychiatry through real time videoconferencing. It is proven to… read more

Improving Access to Care via Telebehavioral Health

By: Joel Friedman, PhD For more than 25, years I have had the opportunity to provide outpatient behavioral healthcare services. During that time, I have observed the tremendous benefits thousands of individuals receive through access to care. My colleagues and I have the privilege of being a part of the… read more

Use of Telepsychiatry Improves Provider Links at Pennsylvania Hospital

Mental Health Weekly By: Gary Enos As administrators of a general hospital with no specialized psychiatric unit, leaders at Chester County Hospital in eastern Pennsylvania had become accustomed to a waiting game for psychiatric consultation when a patient with clear mental health needs presented in their emergency department. As is… read more

New Jersey Takes Momentous Step with Signing of Telemedicine Legislation

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed Bill No. A1464 and S291/652/1954 on July 21st which allows for the practice and reimbursement of telemedicine and telehealth across the state. Before being signed by the governor, the telemedicine bill had bipartisan support and was passed unanimously through the New… read more

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Increasing Access to Mental Health Care with Telepsychiatry

By James Varrell, MD The United States is facing a severe shortage of psychiatrists, in which 55 percent of counties nationwide currently have no psychiatrists available, according to a new report. This shortage is impacting the country’s health care system, particularly for primary-care doctors, who increasingly have to assume these… read more

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Expanding Access to Mental Health Care

By James Varrell, M.D. | Jul. 07, 2017 – Original article on Anna struggled to leave her home because of her severe anxiety and depression. Because her psychiatrist’s office was more than an hour away, the stress of commuting often made Anna’s symptoms worse. Anna needed a more practical treatment option and believed… read more

The Psychiatrist Shortage in Virginia

By James Varrell, MD HOW TELEPSYCHIATRY CAN HELP Due to trends in mental health advocacy and growing clinical evidence, people are increasingly recognizing the benefits of psychiatry and behavioral health care. For example, a 2012 study published in Contingencies measured the cost of a single employee’s depression over a two-year… read more

Telepsychiatry: comprehensively addressing behavioral health across the care continuum

Written by Scott Baker, MBA, Business Innovations Manager, InSight Telepsychiatry Today’s hospital and health system executives increasingly recognize the importance of a “connected community”—one that proactively supports the overall physical and behavioral health of patients throughout the care continuum. These models provide the optimal framework for improving outcomes and lowering… read more

ATA President’s Award Winners: Pushing the Needle in Telehealth

By Christina Hernandez Sherwood One is a father who knew there had to be a way to remotely diagnose his daughter’s chronic ear infections. Another is a metropolitan healthcare system expanding its reach through virtual care. There are telehealth advocates working to promote the field across the country, and a… read more

Telepsychiatry Long-Term Partnership a Continued Success

InSight Telepsychiaty and NewPoint Behavioral Healthcare Continue to Reduce Emergency Department Wait Times with Telepsychiatry for 15 Years MARLTON, NJ — After 15 years of service, InSight Telepsychiatry and NewPoint Behavioral Healthcare continue to provide successful telepsychiatry services to individuals requiring emergency behavioral healthcare. As a New Jersey designated screening… read more

Telepsychiatry: Raising the Bar on Access to Mental Health Care

By Dr. James Varrell, Telepsychiatrist and Medical Director of InSight As May—Mental Health Awareness Month—rolls around each year, health care stakeholders are reminded to reflect on the notable achievements and strides made in mental health treatment. The industry continues to forge new paths in terms of technological advancement, research, discovery… read more

Telepsychiatry Helps Businesses Realize Better Outcomes For All

By Barry Doan, MSW In today’s busy, on-demand world, more employers are offering online or telemedicine services to employees to give them the ability to speak with a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner remotely. Telemedicine is not only convenient for employees who don’t have to take time off work for an… read more

InSight Executive Director Receives 2017 Industry Leader Award

The American Telemedicine Association recognizes Geoffrey Boyce as a proven leader in the advancement and advocacy of telemedicine. MARLTON, NJ – Geoffrey Boyce, Executive Director of InSight Telepsychiatry, is the recipient of the American Telemedicine Association’s 2017 Industry Leader Award. The Industry Leader Award is presented each year to an… read more

InSight Telepsychiatry to Present at the American Telemedicine Association Annual Conference

InSight Telepsychiatry representatives are presenting at the American Telemedicine Association’s Annual Conference and Trade Show in Orlando. Their presentations, will address innovative telebehavioral health programs in a variety of settings, drawing on InSight’s experience as the leading national telepsychiatry provider organization. ORLANDO, FL – InSight Telepsychiatry, the leading national telepsychiatry… read more

Winona Health’s Telepsychiatry Program Proves Successful In First Few Months

Winona Health recently implemented a telepsychiatry program in partnership with InSight Telepsychiatry. The program has received praise from both patients and staff. WINONA, Minn.— Winona Health recently launched a telepsychiatry program in their outpatient department as part of a partnership with InSight Telepsychiatry. Telepsychiatry is the application of telemedicine to… read more

St. Joseph’s Villa Receives Telehealth Innovation Award

Telehealth Innovation Award from the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center recognizes effective use of telepyschiatry in the Villa’s Crisis Stabilization Unit. RICHMOND, VA — St. Joseph’s Villa (SJV) of Richmond, VA received the prestigious Telehealth Innovation Award from the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC). The award recipients were announced on April… read more

News on Telemental Health Services

(Original story published in Federal Telemedicine News — April 2, 2017) Advancing critical telemental health services to help individuals with behavioral health issues was discussed at ATA’s Telehealth Capitol Connection (TCC) briefing held on March 28, 2017. The use of technology enables mental healthcare to be delivered to major sectors… read more

InSight Executive Director Speaks at Telemental Health Briefing on the Hill

WASHINGTON—On Tuesday, March 28, InSight Telepsychiatry’s Executive Director, Geoffrey Boyce, appeared as a guest speaker at the American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) briefing, ‘Telehealth for Improving Mental and Behavioral Care.’ The briefing was part of ATA’s Telehealth Capitol Connection series—a bimonthly Congressional briefing for policy makers, federal agencies, national organizations and… read more

Live & Practice: Small Towns and Cities

(Original story published in PracticeLink Magazine—Spring 2017) Marlton, New Jersey Just 30 minutes from Philidelphia, 90 minutes from New York City and 2 hours from Baltimore, Marlton is popular among people who want to be near family in one of these major geographic areas while enjoying a small-town lifestyle. Marlton… read more

Telepsychiatry: Reaching More Patients For Better Outcomes

By Dr. Jim Varrell, Medical Director, InSight Telepsychiatry (Originally Published 3/17/17 on Health IT Outcomes) A 42-year-old woman with chronic anxiety and agoraphobia found herself unable to leave her apartment. She reached out to her primary care doctor who prescribed Xanax, but the medication was only making her feel worse…. read more

Unique Network of Illinois-Licensed Telepsychiatry Providers Will Bring Unprecedented Timely Psychiatric Care to Chicago-area Healthcare Facilities

CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 25, 2015 – In an effort to increase access to professional psychiatric care, the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) has recently announced the Midwest Telepsychiatry Consortium (MTC). This new program is the first of its kind and made possible through a partnership with InSight Telepsychiatry, the leading… read more

InSight’s Dr. Mark Alter Airs on Wharton Business Radio as Guest Speaker

Philidelphia, PA— Mark Alter, Associate Medical Director of On-Demand Services at InSight Telepsychiatry, recently appeared as a guest speaker on “The Business of Health Care” to talk about telemedicine on Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School. The show, which originally aired on Sirius XM Channel 111, featured Dr. Alter along… read more

New Jersey Awards Virtua $290,000 to Serve Veterans Via Telehealth

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health announced a $290,000 telehealth grant to Virtua Health on January 27 that will assist veterans who need access to primary and behavioral healthcare services but may face mobility or transportation challenges. By coordinating care with Oaks Integrated Care, Legacy Treatment Services and… read more

Billings Clinic is now Bringing After-hours Psychiatric Care to its Emergency Department and Inpatient Unit Through Partnership with InSight Telepsychiatry

Jan. 17, 2017 | Billings Clinic of Billings, Montana, has partnered with InSight Telepsychiatry to bring after-hours telepsychiatry services to their emergency department and inpatient unit, an innovative program which will ensure individuals in need of psychiatric treatment at Billings Clinic will have access to timely, quality care. BILLINGS, MT —… read more

MHA Ventures Partners with InSight Telepsychiatry

Dec. 19, 2016 | MHA Ventures and InSight Telepsychiatry are partnering to help bring on-demand, scheduled and direct to consumer care to hospitals in the state of Montana. These efforts will improve access to mental health care and providers. Helena, MT — A new partnership between MHA Ventures and InSight… read more

Online Behavioral Health for Mental Wellness

October 5, 2016 | Business Innovations Manager of InSight Telepsychiatry Scott Baker discusses how telebehavioral health services like Inpathy can increase access to mental and behavioral health care. Buffalo, N.Y. – As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, InSight Telepsychiatry’s own Scott Baker was interviewed by WIVB-TV News 4 in Buffalo,… read more

Pennsylvania OMHSAS Approves Innovative Mobile Crisis Telepsychiatry Program

(PRWEB) JANUARY 21, 2015 – The Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) officially approved the second of two telepsychiatry programs offered by Access Services of Montgomery County in Southeastern Pennsylvania. These programs are the first of their kind in the country and significantly increase access to timely… read more

Telepsychiatry Program Increases Patient Access to Behavioral Health Care

LEWES, DE (PRWEB) MARCH 08, 2012 – Beebe Medical Center, in Lewes, Delaware has teamed up with InSight Telepsychiatry, LLC to launch the first telepsychiatry program within a Delaware hospital. In recent years, many communities have struggled to address their citizen’s behavioral health needs due to a national shortage of psychiatrists…. read more

Telebehavioral Health Practice Launches in Delaware and New York

AUGUST 21, 2016 | Mental health providers, including psychiatrists are now available for assessment, therapy and medication management through a newly launched behavioral health practice in Delaware and New York called Inpathy. Inpathy is unique in that it operates entirely through telebehavioral health- a convenient, private and effective medium of… read more

Telebehavioral Health Practice Launches in Delaware

August 21, 2016 | Mental health providers, including psychiatrists are now available for assessment, therapy and medication management through a newly launched Delaware-area behavioral health practice called Inpathy. Inpathy is unique in that it operates entirely through telebehavioral health- a convenient, private and effective medium of care that is rapidly growing… read more

Hawaii Teens Go Off-Island for Counseling: Any Other Options?

June 2, 2016 | A report shows Hawaii teens seeking mental health treatment often have to leave the island to find it. What are patients in other remote areas trying? By Lucy Schouten Many patients in rural or remote areas of the country must travel long distances to meet with a… read more

Innovative ACT Program Utilizing Telepsychiatry to Be Highlighted at American Telemedicine Association Annual Conference

May 17, 2016 | Representatives from Resources for Human Development and InSight Telepsychiatry will discuss a first-of-its-kind program that brings telepsychiatry to individuals with severe mental illness receiving care through assertive community treatment programs in Delaware. Speakers representing Resources for Human Development (RHD) and InSight Telepsychiatry will highlight their unique… read more

Hospital to Decline Inpatient Psychiatric Unit Grant

April 27, 2016 | By Allison Arthur Jefferson Healthcare may return a $1.5 million grant it was awarded to build a seven-bed inpatient psychiatric facility and instead, head in a less costly direction that involves two safe rooms and telepsychiatric consulting services. Jefferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn told hospital commissioners… read more

Telepsychiatry and Mental Health

April 20, 2016 | By Joshua Kendall See the original article at Patients who cannot access mental health services — or who are not comfortable seeking help — increasingly do so remotely. In the wake of the Gulf oil spill in 2010, many rural Louisiana residents became emotionally distressed. With… read more

InSight Telepsychiatry Selected as Industry Partner of Washington Hospital Services

February 3, 2016 | Olympia, WA — Washington Hospital Services (WHS) has recently partnered with InSight Telepsychiatry, the leading national telepsychiatry service provider organization. Washington Hospital Services exists to support hospitals and health systems through the delivery of services and products that support organization’s operations. WHS is a subsidiary of the… read more

InSight Joins Forces with Mental Health America’s #B4Stage4 Campaign

July 2015 | InSight Telepsychiatry and Mental Health America have worked together on #B4Stage4, a new campaign that promotes identifying and treating mental illnesses before they reach the oftentimes dangerous Stage 4. From this collaboration comes a video that highlights the benefits of Inpathy, InSight’s new online behavioral health care marketplace…. read more

Telepsychiatry: The New Frontier in Mental Health

January 15, 2015 | By Kristen Crane View this story on U.S. News and World Report. How technology is helping ‘bring’ psychiatrists to people in underserved areas. When Hind Benjelloun, a District of Columbia–based crisis psychiatrist with InSight Telepsychiatry, works an overnight shift, there’s never a dull moment. Even when the… read more