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White Paper | Virtually Healthy: 2020 Telepsychiatry Trends

Posted by Regroup on Jan 16, 2020 9:29:26 AM

 

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. 

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Regroup and InSight Telepsychiatry Merge to Improve Delivery of Behavioral Health Services

Posted by Regroup on Dec 10, 2019 8:03:45 AM

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.

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American Journal of Psychiatry Interview with Dr. Hossam Mahmoud

Posted by Dr. Hossam Mahmoud on Dec 6, 2019 3:04:00 PM

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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Case Study | Cow Creek Health & Wellness Center

Posted by Regroup on Dec 3, 2019 1:57:00 PM

 

Based in southern Oregon, Cow Creek Health and Wellness Center operates two clinics that provide a full suite of healthcare services to the Umpqua tribe and surrounding community. Like many Native American communities, however, Cow Creek found itself with a significant need for mental health professionals – and no effective way to meet the needs of its members.

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Webinar | Implementing Telepsychiatry at FQHCs

Posted by Regroup on Nov 12, 2019 11:04:24 AM

Telemental Health for Federally Qualified Health Centers: Regroup and Whiteside County Health Department On-demand Webinar and Q&A

Whiteside County Community Health Clinic in rural Rock Falls, IL is a federally qualified health center that delivers a wide variety of services to over 13,000 patients per year. In our most recent webinar, Regroup was joined by Beth Fiorini, the county's public health administrator and CEO of the community health clinic and Whitney Miller, behavioral health coordinator for the county and clinic to discuss how they successfully implemented and continue to maintain an effective telepsychiatry program. 

Download the on-demand webinar and read answers to some of the most pressing questions from our panel of experts.

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Sector Spotlight: Mental Health in Hospitals

Posted by Regroup on Oct 22, 2019 12:06:49 PM

For many hospitals and health systems, the emergency room is the front line for care for patients who need psychiatric help. According to the National Council for Behavioral Health, the number of patients going to emergency departments for psychiatric services increased 42% over a recent three-year period. The problem is particularly serious in rural and remote areas where clinicians are scarce. In a recent Regroup survey, 62% of facilities said unmet patient need was their biggest challenge in delivering mental healthcare.

As health systems work to provide high-quality care while containing costs, more of them are looking beyond traditional in-person care delivery to innovative new models. By turning to telepsychiatry, these facilities can connect patients with preventive services, improve cost efficiencies and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations.

In the latest version of our Sector Spotlight series, we focus on how telepsychiatry can deliver both clinical and operational benefits for hospitals and health systems.

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Taking Telehealth Programs to Warp Speed: Regroup at Zoomtopia 2019

Posted by Regroup on Oct 17, 2019 1:12:00 PM

Regroup recently presented at Zoom's user conference, Zoomtopia 2019. As part of a healthcare panel, Regroup's own Medical Director and SVP of Behavioral Health, Dr. Hossam Mahmoud discussed best practices for building, integrating and expanding telehealth solutions during a session titled: Taking your Telehealth program to Warp Speed.

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Infographic | 2019 Perceptions of Telepsychiatry and Trends

Posted by Regroup on Oct 2, 2019 1:10:00 PM

From adopting value-based care to addressing clinician shortages, mental health programs across the country are facing a variety of clinical and operational pressures. As digital transformation reshapes healthcare delivery, telepsychiatry is rapidly gaining attention as a way to deliver quality behavioral health services efficiently and effectively. Regroup recently surveyed healthcare leaders about their current and future telepsychiatry plans, revealing how many are leveraging virtual care to meet both patient and organizational needs.

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Webinar | OSF HealthCare Using Tech to Enhance Behavioral Health

Posted by Regroup on Sep 5, 2019 10:13:54 AM

OSF HealthCare is a large regional health system comprised of 13 hospitals and just over 100 primary care, specialty, and urgent care clinics.  Included within these locations are three critical access hospitals, three Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and many other sites serving rural and semi-rural areas in Illinois and Michigan. Our recent webinar highlights Regroup's partnership with OSF and how they've implemented integrated telepsychiatry services to improve access to behavioral health services. 

Read on to download the webinar and see how Dr. Hossam Mahmoud and Luke Raymond, Director of Behavioral Health at OSF answered the questions asked during the live event.

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5 Keys to Ensuring Telepsychiatry Program Quality

Posted by Regroup on Aug 21, 2019 2:30:00 PM

 

Quality of Mental Health Clinicians and Operations Drives Better Outcomes

If your organization is considering a telepsych program or has already added telepsych services, the key to long-term success is establishing and maintaining a high level of quality. By combining the right clinicians, tools and processes, healthcare organizations can improve outcomes for both their patients and their own businesses.

So how can organizations ensure they’re delivering quality care? Successful programs should enhance in-person care, not replace it, with clinicians working closely with existing care teams to treat patients. Integrating telepsychiatry with your existing services allows you to streamline operations and have greater oversight and quality control. Here are five elements your telepsych program should consist of in order to ensure the delivery of high-quality mental health care.

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