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Regroup & OCA Ventures in Forbes: 12 Chicago VCs You Should Know About

Posted by Pete Wilkins on Mar 8, 2019 11:59:45 AM

Pete Wilkins has recognized OCA Ventures, one of Regroup's investors, as "One of 12 Chicago VCs You Should Know About" in Forbes. Bravo OCA!

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Care Without Borders: 5 Things to Know Before Launching a Telepsychiatry Program

Posted by Regroup on Feb 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare facilities across the country are increasingly embracing telepsychiatry as a way to provide patients with quality mental health services, regardless of their zip code. By connecting patients and clinicians through live videoconferencing , telepsychiatry helps expand access to clinicians in rural or other underserved areas, where it can be difficult to hire and retain quality on-site staff. While successful programs can improve care quality, support better clinical outcomes and reduce costs, the right approach is key.

If you’re planning to implement a telepsychiatry program, here are five essential steps to help ensure success.

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Sector Spotlight | Value-Based Care Providers

Posted by Regroup on Feb 12, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Healthcare spending is skyrocketing in America, reaching a whopping $3.5 trillion in 2017 and projected to rise another 5.5 percent annually over the next decade. As the industry seeks to contain these costs, providers are shifting their focus from the quantity to the quality of care they deliver – and that’s where value-based care comes in.

In contrast to the traditional fee-for-service model, the value-based approach rewards providers for efficiency, as well as patient health outcomes. Reducing expensive – and sometimes avoidable – acute care episodes is integral to the success of this approach, which is why mental health is an important part of value-based care. By identifying and resolving behavioral health issues earlier, healthcare organizations can keep patients healthier – a win-win for patients and providers.

In our ongoing Sector Spotlight series, we focus on how telepsychiatry can help value-based care providers access mental health services that benefit their patients and their bottom lines.

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[Ask Regroup]: Elizabeth Carden, Director of Clinical Accounts

Posted by Jenny Goldsmith on Jan 31, 2019 8:48:00 AM

Elizabeth Carden joined Regroup in 2017 with a primary goal in mind: to see how technology could increase access to mental health services, regardless of zip code. Two years later, she is still drawn to the opportunity to expand access for communities by bringing telepsychiatry solutions to Regroup’s health facility partners, their staff, and of course, their patients.

In this edition of Ask Regroup, Carden discusses how Regroup works with its healthcare partners to meet their ongoing needs, and how internal and external communication is key to making sure the partners’ needs are being met.

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[Ask Regroup]: Dr. Adia Cobb, Psychiatrist

Posted by Jenny Goldsmith on Jan 2, 2019 8:45:00 AM

Dr. Adia Cobb has spent her entire life interested in helping those in need. From volunteer service trips overseas to focusing on underserved populations during medical school, Cobb recognizes the need for building bridges to improve access for those who need it most. Now a bilingual child and adolescent psychiatrist with Regroup, Cobb has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including treating young people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

In this edition of Ask Regroup, Cobb shares how telepsychiatry brings balance to her life and allows her to treat the unique issues facing children and adolescents effectively.

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Telepsychiatry increases access to mental health care

Posted by Jenny Goldsmith on Dec 26, 2018 1:05:57 PM

There are not enough mental health clinicians in America to keep up with the demand for them. In an effort to combat this issue, healthcare providers are turning to screens and phones.

Telepsychiatry—mental health care via remote communication, such as computers and phones— is not a new practice in the behavioral health field.  For Regroup, a company headquartered in Ravenswood, telepsychiatry makes mental health services more accessible for individuals living in communities with a lack of clinicians.

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Expanding Behavioral Health Services in Indian Country

Posted by Jenny Goldsmith on Dec 26, 2018 11:48:13 AM

About American Indian Living

A one-hour weekly talk show focusing on health issues in Indian country, viewed in a holistic way in keeping with traditional Native perspectives, hosted by David DeRose M.D.

About this episode

Naveen Kathuria, SVP Partnerships and Compliance for Regroup, sat down with American Indian Living to share exciting developments in Telehealth that are making mental health services available and culturally appropriate even in remote locations. Jim Landelius, Oklahoma Conference Native Ministries Associate, rounds out the show with insights into perhaps the most atypical National Tribal Health Conference sponsor.

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40 Under 40: David Cohn - 38 | Founder and CEO | Regroup

Posted by Jenny Goldsmith on Dec 26, 2018 10:43:23 AM

 

Many of David Cohn’s life choices have been dramatic about-faces, such as when he moved to Guatemala from the U.S. to join the Peace Corps after college, or when he later left the nongovernmental-organization world to take a job at a global management consultancy, Corporate Executive Board.

Only recently has Cohn figured out how to marry his sense of purpose and pragmatism, founding telepsychiatry company Regroup in 2011. Regroup uses videoconferencing to bring counseling services to communities where counselors are scarce.

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[White Paper] 4 Steps for Rolling Out a Successful Telepsychiatry Program

Posted by Regroup on Dec 24, 2018 4:14:00 PM

 

"The U.S. is facing a nationwide shortage of psychiatric clinicians, and that shortage is expected to grow to an estimated 15,600 psychiatrists by 2025. At the same time, the growing opioid crisis, economic hardship and other factors mean patients need these services more than ever. Nearly one in five American adults is living with mental illness, which can lead to lower job productivity, physical co-morbidities and increased hospitalization risk if left untreated. It’s little wonder that psychiatrists are now No. 2 on the list of in-demand medical specializations – and telepsychiatry has emerged as an effective method to put more psychiatrists within reach of healthcare facilities."

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The History of Telepsychiatry: A Timeline

Posted by Jenny Goldsmith on Dec 14, 2018 8:43:00 AM

 

Telepsychiatry has made headlines in the mental health field over the past few years, as a rapidly growing number of organizations adopt it to improve care access. It may surprise some, then, to learn that telepsychiatry has been around more than 60 years.

As technology, regulations and public attitudes have evolved, so has telepsych’s ability to provide treatment, training and consultation to patients and medical professionals. Through the decades, telepsychiatry’s treatment efficacy for patients and efficiencies for healthcare organizations have kept pace every step of the way. Here, we take a closer look at the history of telepsychiatry in the United States.

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