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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

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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

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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

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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 NAMI.org/Blog 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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) www.americantelemed.org briefing held on March 28, 2017. The use of technology enables mental healthcare to be delivered to major sectors… read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Telepsychiatry and Mental Health

April 20, 2016 | By Joshua Kendall See the original article at Undark.org. 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

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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

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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

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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

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St. Anthony Hospital Expands Its Telemedicine Program With Telepsychiatry

June 19, 2014 | St. Anthony Hospital’s newly launched telepsychiatry program provides eight rural Oklahoma hospitals with needed access to a child and adolescent psychiatrist and aims to improve psychiatric services across the state. St. Anthony’s telepsychiatry program is an expansion of their existing telemedicine program, the largest in the… read more

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InSight Celebrates 15 Years of Telepsychiatry Services

April 24, 2014 | InSight Telepsychiatry, the national leading telepsychiatry service provider, is celebrating their 15th anniversary of offering telepsychiatry services. To view the white papers referenced in this press release, please visit this page.

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Mobile Crisis Telepsychiatry Program Enhances Consumer Care

February 20, 2014 | Access Services of the Southeastern Pennsylvania region has launched a new program to enhance their existing crisis management services that connects consumers in psychiatric crisis to behavioral health providers through videoconferencing technology in their home. This mobile crisis telepsychiatry program aims to effectively utilize resources within… read more

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Telepsychiatry Delivers Help to Far-flung Patients

October 23, 2013 | By Kay Manning, Special to the Tribune See the original article at the Chicago Tribune. Practice is increasingly used to serve people in rural areas, the deaf and military veterans. The 17-year-old girl had just been released from a Streamwood hospital after threatening suicide, psychiatrist Dan… read more

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Solutions CCRC Launches a Telemedicine Program to Connect SPMI Consumers with a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

July 29, 2013 | Using televideoconferencing technology, The Solutions Community Counseling and Recovery Centers (Solutions CCRC) outpatient center in Wilmington, OH connects adult consumers who have severe and persistent mental illness with a psychiatric nurse practitioner – Patti Rodgers. The telemedicine program launched July 1, 2013 through a partnership with InSight… read more

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Leaders from CFG Health Network Slated to Speak at the ATA

August 31, 2012 | How can technology be used to improve behavioral health care? The CFG Health Network, a comprehensive behavioral health company, has always looked to technology as a tool. Adding to its successful telepsychiatry branch, InSight Telepsychiatry, the CFG Health Network expanded into telemedicine applications that can be used… read more

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InSight Telepsychiatry and Diamond Healthcare Corporation Announce Strategic Partnership

April 4, 2013 | InSight Telepsychiatry and Diamond Healthcare Corporation are working together to improve the treatment of behavioral health consumers who present in emergency departments. This partnership with InSight Telepsychiatry, a leading national telepsychiatry provider makes Diamond Direct the preferred solution for improving emergency behavioral healthcare and assisting hospitals in… read more

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Kent Sussex Counseling Services Utilizes Telemedicine to Enhance Patient Treatment and Streamline Psychiatric Appointments

July 26, 2012 | Delaware, like many other states, suffers from a shortage of psychiatric professionals, particularly those specializing in addictions. Recognizing this strain on organizational operations, Kent Sussex Counseling Services turned to telepsychiatry in order to improve patients’ access and experience with addiction-specific psychiatric care. Patients and providers quickly adapted… read more

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The Delaware Rural Health Initative (DRHI) Annual Conference Emphasized Telemedicine As a Tool for Increasing and Improving Behavioral Healthcare

June 1, 2012 | Over 140 people attended the annual conference entitled “Continuing the Journey Towards Access & Excellence in the Southern Delaware Mental Health System.” Medical, governmental, educational, and business leaders updated attendees on innovations in relevant Delaware healthcare realms. The conference served as the forum for Secretary of the… read more