InSight Celebrates 20 Years of Telepsychiatry
Mount Laurel, NJ – InSight Telepsychiatry, based in Mount Laurel, NJ, celebrates its 20th year of providing telepsychiatry services. Over the past two decades, InSight has maintained its reputation as a trusted and experienced industry thought leader and has played a leading role in helping to shape the field, define the standard of care and advocate for improved regulations.
In the late 1990s, founder and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jim Varrell, recognized the need for better access to behavioral health care as the growing demand for services threatened to overwhelm local resources while the number of specialists continued to decline. He resolved to solve the problem through innovative applications of technology, at a time when technology was far from mainstream, and conducted the nation’s first telepsychiatry evaluation for an involuntary commitment. This represented a revolutionary advancement in the delivery of care and the advent of InSight Telepsychiatry as we know it today.
In 2015, InSight launched its Inpathy division, an online telebehavioral health network and platform that allows consumers to receive behavioral health services from the comfort of their home and other private spaces.
Today, InSight is the largest telepsychiatry service provider organization in the country and serves organizations and individuals at all levels across the continuum of care.
“We’ve experienced exciting times of growth and advancement along the way and remain singularly focused on our goal to transform access to care. The shortage of specialists coupled with rising awareness of and demand for behavioral health care services underscores the importance of our mission and drives us to continue to find new and innovative ways to increase access and improve care delivery for underserved populations,” said Geoffrey Boyce, CEO of InSight.
Visit our website to see a timeline of key events in InSight’s history, testimonials from InSight team members and reflections on the evolution of telemedicine and the regulatory landscape over the past 20 years.
“The milestones we have reached, the barriers we have overcome, and the accomplishments we have realized over the past 20 years are truly incredible. We are humbled by how many lives have been impacted as a result of the explosive growth in the industry and improved access to care that telepsychiatry affords. As we look ahead, we will likely see tremendous advancements that leverage technology to engage, identify, diagnose, treat and improve outcomes of patients with behavioral health disorders. InSight is uniquely positioned to harness these technical advancements because of the people and the experiences that have led us to where we are today,” added Boyce.
About InSight Telepsychiatry
InSight is the leading national telepsychiatry service provider organization with a mission to increase access to quality behavioral health care through innovative applications of technology. InSight has over two decades of telepsychiatry experience and serves hundreds of organizations across the country with its on-demand, scheduled services and Inpathy divisions. InSight is uniquely positioned to offer scalable telepsychiatry services in settings across the continuum of care. InSight has a diverse team of psychiatry providers, a robust internal infrastructure and a history of adapting its programs to fit the needs of a variety of different settings and populations. InSight has led the growth of the telepsychiatry industry and remains an industry thought leader and advocate. To learn more about telepsychiatry and how it can benefit you or your organization, visit www.InSightTelepsychiatry.com.