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New Resources Demonstrate Benefits of Collaborative Care

Behavioral health care is needed now more than ever. 

Due to the shortage of psychiatrists across the US, many individuals seek mental health care from their primary care providers, many of whom lack the capacity to diagnose, treat and manage mental health conditions due to brief appointment times, inadequate reimbursement rates and the competing demands of preventative care.  

Behavioral health integration addresses these challenges and aligns mental and physical health care by bringing qualified mental health specialists directly into the primary care setting.  Embedding behavioral health care services into primary health practices via telehealth is an impactful way to treat the whole patient without the burden of co-location.

  • New white paper: InSight + Regroup, the leading and largest telepsychiatry service provider in the US, recently released its newest white paper detailing the benefits and models of behavioral health integration and how telepsychiatry can be used to expand access to behavioral health specialists, improve patient outcomes and decrease the cost of care.  Click here to read the white paper. 
  • Partner Case Study:  InSight + Regroup partner, Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers in Illinois, recognized the need for mental health services in their primary care settings and implemented a collaborative care pilot program to connect onsite providers with a remote psychiatrist. Since introducing the program, Morris Hospital has seen patients become more engaged in their care and primary care clinicians gain confidence in treating mental health issues. Click here to read the case study. 

Behavioral health integration enhances access when and where it’s needed, allowing healthcare organizations to meet mental health needs across the continuum of care. By removing barriers and eliminating stigmas around receiving mental health care, behavioral health integration can put high-quality care within reach for more Americans. 

 

About InSight + Regroup 

InSight + Regroup is the leading and largest telepsychiatry service provider in the US with a mission to transform access to quality behavioral health care.  InSight + Regroup serves hundreds of organizations and individuals in various settings across the continuum of care with its on-demand, scheduled services and direct-to-consumer (Inpathy) divisions.  Given its size, diversity of services and extensive experience and expertise, InSight + Regroup is uniquely positioned to enable scalable telepsychiatry programs across the care continuum.  As an industry thought leader, InSight + Regroup has helped shape the field, define the standard of care and advocate for improved telepsychiatry-friendly regulations.  To learn more, visit www.InSightTelepsychiatry.com and www.RegroupTelehealth.com

Using Telehealth to Better Balance Supply and Demand of Psychiatry – Infographic

Despite how common mental health concerns are, less than half of those with mental health concerns seek treatment, either because they choose not to or are unable to. Those who are not able often face barriers such as insurance, limited mental health providers and a disconnect between primary care and mental health services.

Telepsychiatry is a proven medium for increasing psychiatric capacity at single facilities and across entire systems. Through telepsychiatry, more people than ever can have access to mental health care. Investing in telehealth supports the goals and objectives of health plans, allows plans to meet regulatory demands and results in better overall health of members.

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Telepsychiatry 101 | What Healthcare Organizations Need to Know

Telepsychiatry is a proven medium for increasing psychiatric capacity at single facilities and across entire systems. Through telemedicine, your organization can access psychiatric coverage without the recruiting, logistical and financial burdens that the onsite provision of those services would require. This white paper covers everything organizations implementing telebehavioral health need to know to make the most of this exciting development in health care service delivery.

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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. It provides key questions to lead the discussion of where telepsychiatry fits in an organization’s strategy, case studies of organizations who have used telehealth to meet their strategic goals, and suggestions for how organizations can use telepsychiatry to meet their strategic goals. These suggestions include a discussion of using telepsychiatry to: help launch new programs or business lines, refine your reach or specialize your practice, customize treatment plans, integrate behavioral health into primary care, and engage consumers through technology.

Psychiatrists are in short supply, with 55% of counties in the continental U.S. without any psychiatrists and 77% of U.S. counties having “severe shortages” of psychiatrists and other behavioral health providers. Telepsychiatry is often thought of as a ‘band aid’ or temporary solution for an organization’s immediate needs; however telepsychiatry as a long-term solution can help organizations meet their short-term and long-term strategic priorities.

Telebehavioral health has been accepted as a proven medium for increasing access to psychiatric, mental and behavioral health care, by connecting individuals to providers through video calls. Today, in-home, mobile, outpatient and primary care models of telebehavioral health allow for community-based care that addresses behavioral health issues before they reach critical levels. On-demand models of care offer timely services to individuals in the emergency department (ED), psychiatric crisis centers, or in the community through mobile crisis teams.

There are more patients, employers, health systems and payers employing telehealth, as well as more providers becoming involved in telehealth work in a range of fields, like psychiatry. Current findings state that 71 percent of providers use telehealth or telemedicine tools to connect with patients.

For executive teams and clinical professionals at provider organizations, it is important to understand how telehealth fits into your organizational strategy and how telehealth can be used to reduce organizational “pain points.” InSight’s newly released white paper helps organizations navigate this technology, explaining its efficacy, how to create a long-term telepsychiatry strategy, and why more than ever, organizations cannot ignore this treatment medium.

To download this white paper, Creating A Telebehavioral Health Strategy, available free of charge courtesy of InSight Telepsychiatry, and learn more about how to develop a telebehavioral health strategy, please visit: https://www.openminds.com/market-intelligence/resources/creating-a-telebehavioral-health-strategy/.

About InSight Telepsychiatry, LLC

InSight is the leading national telepsychiatry service provider organization with a mission to transform access to behavioral health care through innovative applications of technology. InSight has over 18 years of experience with telepsychiatry and serves hundreds of organizations across the nation with its on-demand, scheduled, connected services and inpathy divisions. InSight is dedicated to quality care through telepsychiatry. The InSight team has designed and implemented telepsychiatry programs in nearly every setting across the spectrum of care. The InSight team is also active in thought-leadership, educational and adovacy work around telehealth. Last year, members of the InSight team presented at over 40 events, taught telepsychiatry best practices to a hundreds of psychiatry residents and providers via their telepsychiatry grand round series, and helped to advocate for important telehealth related regulations at both the state and federal level. Learn more at: http://insighttelepsychiatry.com/

Telepsychiatry Leader Predicts Major Industry Changes

Telepsychiatry, or psychiatric care provided through real-time videoconferencing, is a widely used medium for bringing psychiatric care into locations with limited access to mental health professionals. Telepsychiatry is allowing individuals to access behavioral health services like never before.

In this white paper, telebehavioral health leader James R. Varrell, M.D. details exciting developments he foresees for the telepsychiatry industry.

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