Leveraging Technology to Enhance Access to Behavioral Health Services: A Review of Impact, Cost-effectiveness and Challenges | NatCon '19

Posted by Dr. Hossam Mahmoud on May 15, 2019 9:59:56 AM
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Luke Raymond of OSF Healthcare and Dr Hossam Mahmoud of Regroup Telehealth and Telepsychiatry at NatCon 19Dr.. Hossam Mahmoud of Regroup and Luke Raymond of OSF Healthcare with the iPoster from their presentation. 

What a great show, thanks Nashville!

I think it's important for every healthcare organization to have a copy of Regroup and OSF Health System’s case study that examines the effectiveness of a telepsychiatry program that combines direct care with consultation services. You can download it here:

OSF HealthCare Combines Direct-to-Patient and eConsult Telepsychiatry to Improve Rural Care Access

Noteworthy results:

  • Asynchronous and synchronous eConsults allowed for more appropriate referrals to a behavioral health specialists.
  • Introducing telepsychiatry in an outpatient setting decreased wait times from 6 months to 6 weeks, which represents a 75% reduction in wait time.  
  • For patients who require in-person psychiatry, the availability of telepsychiatry reduced wait time from 6 months to 3 months.  

If you have questions about our presentation, or would like more information about integrating telepsychiatrists into your healthcare model, contact us. 

With pleasure, 

Dr. Hossam Mahmoud

 

Download the OSF Case Study

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