The immediate and long-term mental health effects of the COVID-19 crisis has significant implications for hospitals across the country who are bracing for a surge in the number of patients presenting with mental health issues in the wake of prolonged social isolation, rising unemployment, economic instability and pervasive fear, uncertainty and anxiety. Given the expected groundswell of mental health needs, hospitals are turning to telepsychiatry to provide as-needed psychiatric assessments and care.
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Did you know that InSight + Regroup also offers therapists? While psychiatric prescribers are our primary niche, we also have a team of therapists who can support on-demand, scheduled and in-home applications of telebehavioral health. These clinicians include licensed clinical social workers and counselors who can work in collaboration with your onsite clinicians or with other InSight + Regroup telehealth clinicians.
In a world changing faster than we ever thought possible, the regulations surrounding telepsychiatry are evolving at lightning speed. The demand for telehealth service has exploded in recent weeks and it is imperative to know the rules and regulations as organizations rapidly adapt to this form of care. Below is a brief highlight of the most relevant policies impacting the telepsychiatry industry today. We will continue to update this post in the coming weeks as the situation evolves.
The spread of the COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, is upending daily life around the globe. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus to be a pandemic. To date, there have been over 220,000 cases worldwide, with more than 9,000 deaths reported. There are now widespread mandatory closings and travel restrictions, and many major events have been cancelled or postponed.
In response, healthcare organizations are seeking ways to provide safe, uninterrupted care to patients while meeting new behavioral needs brought on by psychological trauma. The stresses of quarantine and anxiety about the illness can lead to serious mental health concerns, creating ripple effects that will be felt for months to come.
By providing care virtually through telepsychiatry, organizations can respond rapidly to patients’ mental health needs and free up in-house clinicians and resources to address escalating medical needs in the wake of the outbreak. Recent legislative updates are paving the way for increased use of telepsychiatry to meet these needs as the coronavirus spreads. Here’s how your organization can effectively prepare.
InSight + Regroup is honored to be named as one of the top tech companies in Chicago. Regroup Telehealth was founded in 2011 and recently merged with InSight Telepsychiatry to become the largest telepsychiatry service provider in the United States and the only organization delivering behavioral health services across the continuum of care.
Federally Qualified Health Center Delivers Quality Behavioral Healthcare with Integrated Telepsychiatry
Established in 2006, the Whiteside County Community Health Clinic (WCCHC) in Rock Falls, Illinois, was created to answer a long-standing need for medical, dental and behavioral healthcare among county residents.
Telepsychiatry’s ability to provide behavioral health services across a multitude of care settings has been a game-changer in addressing the critical shortage of psychiatrists and other clinicians in the U.S while delivering quality care efficiently and effectively.
What can we expect in 2020 and beyond? To find out, we asked more than 500 healthcare professionals across 48 states about their current and future telepsychiatry plans, revealing how many are leveraging telehealth solutions to meet both patient and organizational needs.
PHILADELPHIA, PA / CHICAGO, IL, Dec. 10, 2019 - InSight Telepsychiatry and Regroup Telehealth have completed a merger agreement to become the largest and most comprehensive telepsychiatry service provider in the U.S.
The merger between InSight and Regroup brings together a robust network of providers and an impressive group of clinical and executive leaders with extensive experience and expertise across different care settings and patient populations for underserved individuals and communities. This joint effort will allow for increased delivery of mental health services across the country in response to a nationwide shortage of specialists coupled with a rising need for behavioral health services.
Fiona Fonseca, MD, of the American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal, recently interviewed Hossam Mahmoud, MD and Omar Elhaj, MD about the benefits and challenges of working as a Telepsychiatrist. Happy Listening!
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