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5 Reasons to Consider Telepsychiatry

Posted by Emily Kohler on Jul 16, 2018 4:32:04 PM

Six decades of research have shown that telepsychiatry is an effective alternative when in-person treatment for mental health care is not feasible or unavailable. By exploring the benefits of telepsychiatry, healthcare facilities can make informed decisions about how to best provide quality mental healthcare based on their specific needs and the needs of the patient populations they serve.

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Building an Effective Telepsychiatry Technology Stack

Posted by Emily Kohler on Jul 5, 2018 11:12:00 AM

Telepsychiatry Technology Basics

When rolling out a telepsychiatry program, one of the first things to establish is an effective telepsychiatry technology stack. A technology stack is the software and hardware that creates the infrastructure to support your computer systems. While that may sound daunting, it is not. With the right equipment, reliable software and appropriate training, you can run your program seamlessly. 

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Regroup Closes Growth Round, Adds CFO

Posted by Emily Kohler on Jun 26, 2018 9:34:21 AM

Regroup, a leading virtual behavioral healthcare organization, recently closed a $5.5 million growth round of funding. Frist Cressey Ventures, Further FundHBS Angels of ChicagoHLM Venture Partners, Hyde Park Angels,  OCA Ventures, and OSF Ventures, all among the group of Series A major investors, contributed to the round. "Our investors are investing in us, our mission and the great progress we've made in these last months. Their support allows us to make a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands of patients across the country who otherwise may not be able to access these badly needed behavioral health services," said David Cohn, Founder and CEO of Regroup.

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What Is Outpatient Telepsychiatry?

Posted by Emily Kohler on Jun 19, 2018 8:54:13 AM

Outpatient telepsychiatry is the delivery of telepsychiatry services in an outpatient setting, usually within a community health center. With nearly one in five U.S. adults living with mental illness today, outpatient telepsychiatry is leveraging the power of technology to help more people access the mental healthcare they need.

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Telepsychiatry For Correctional Facilities - 7 Questions with a Psychiatrist

Posted by Emily Kohler on Jun 7, 2018 11:56:22 AM

As a senior consulting psychiatrist with Regroup, Dr. Omar Elhaj provides telepsychiatry for correctional facilities across Illinois. Conveniently working from his home office, he is able to offer critical care to patients in remote areas, where psychiatric services can be difficult to access.

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Addressing the Opioid Crisis within Tribal Communities

Posted by Emily Kohler on May 30, 2018 1:24:36 PM

The United States has been experiencing an “opioid epidemic” of crippling magnitude that has led the Government on October 26, 2017 to declare the opioid crisis “a public health emergency.”  This epidemic has severely impacted most populations, including tribal communities. Join Regroup, CNAY and SAMHSA  as they discuss how telemental health services can be used to combat this crisis within tribal communities. 

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Avizia and Regroup Partner to Enable Virtual Behavioral Healthcare Services

Posted by admin on May 11, 2018 10:30:28 AM

Partnership aligns leading integrated telepsychiatry services provider with the leader in system-wide telehealth solutions

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Addressing Safety Issues in Correctional Telepsychiatry

Posted by Dr. Hossam Mahmoud on Apr 20, 2018 11:37:42 AM

Degree of service gap in correctional settings

A large percentage of inmates struggle with mental health concerns. However, access to appropriate psychiatric care within correctional settings has been limited due to a variety of factors, including the shortage of clinicians, the geographic locations of correctional settings, and financial issues. In addition, there are staffing and security requirements that can cause delays to care. 

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Providing Telepsychiatry Services in Rural Areas

Posted by Emily Kohler on Mar 29, 2018 10:02:42 AM

The societal burden of mental illness is significant and measurable. There is an urgent need to enhance access to mental health services, particularly in rural areas. OSF Healthcare and Regroup discussed this topic during a webinar that aired live on March, 16th at 10:00am. 

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Telepsych in Corrections - An Integrated Approach

Posted by Emily Kohler on Feb 14, 2018 11:27:00 AM

The need for mental health treatment is on the rise across the United States. The societal burden associated with mental illness is staggering, with significant loss of life, loss of productivity, financial costs, and medical comorbidities. Therefore, increasing access to healthcare services relates not only to healthcare equity but also to economic considerations and to societal wellbeing. Nowhere is this more pervasive than in the U.S. correctional setting.

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