InSight, Vituity Are Endorsed Telepsychiatry Partners Following Member-led Vetting Process

Originally published on hasc.com 

The Hospital Association of Southern California and the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California this week announce their endorsement of InSight Telepsychiatry and Vituity Telepsychiatry. As endorsed business partners, each is fully qualified to help member hospitals assist psychiatric patients in the ED and other care settings.

The Associations endorse both firms for on-demand patient consultations via two-way video conferencing. Both InSight’s and Vituity’s services include evaluation and support to resolve psychiatric crises – including 5150 holds and releases.

A committee of Association members convened to guide the RFP process and evaluate in-person presentations and written proposals. Following review, the committee unanimously selected InSight and Vituity as preferred telepsychiatry providers. The committee’s comprehensive vetting process evaluated each vendor on a range of criteria — including product and services features, staffing, technology, customer service and references, and compliance with state and local laws/regulations.

“Following a rigorous review of 10 telepsychiatry service applicants by the membership, we are proud to endorse InSight and Vituity,” said Scott Twomey, HASC Senior VP/CFO.

InSight and Vituity have experience complying with state and county regulations covering 5150 involuntary holds and releases and telepsychiatry operations. Each is familiar with the multi-week certification process that leads to fully-compliant telepsychiatry operations in individual facilities.

HASC and Hospital Council’s endorsed business partner program provides cutting-edge and cost-effective solutions for member hospitals. Selected partners meet high-quality standards and offer products or services that help facilities improve clinical quality, avoid costs, recover revenue, reduce operating and capital expenses, improve management, increase productivity, develop staff resources and apply new strategies.

Contacts:

Kimberly Johnson
Director of Association Services,
Hospital Association of Southern California
(213) 538-0772
kjohnson@hasc.org

Jan Murphey
Marketing Manager,
Hospital Council of Northern and Central California
(925) 746-1551
jmurphey@hospitalcouncil.org

About InSight Telepsychiatry

InSight Telepsychiatry is a leading national telepsychiatry service provider organization with a mission to transform access to behavioral health care through innovative applications of technology. InSight has two decades of experience, serves hundreds of organizations, and is positioned to offer scalable telepsychiatry services in settings across the continuum of care. To learn more about InSight Telepsychiatry, visit http://insighttelepsychiatry.com, or contact Richard K. Field at RField@in-sight.net.

About Vituity Telepsychiatry

Emeryville, Calif.-based Vituity Telepsychiatry is part of Vituity — a physician-led and owned partnership founded as CEP in 1971. Core services include emergency medicine, acute psychiatry, acute neurology, hospital medicine, anesthesia, and critical care – in addition to telehealth solutions. To learn more about Vituity Telepsychiatry, visit www.vituity.com/services/acute-psychiatry, or contact Sumter Armstrong at sumter.armstrong@vituity.com.