Available for Download! Free Executive Web Briefing, Courtesy of InSight Telepsychiatry
Telepsychiatry has made its impact on the health care market, but often it can be thought of as a “band aid” for the immediate psychiatry needs of an organization. It is now time to think of telepsychiatry, with its trend of increased usage across the care continuum, as a long-term strategy that can help an organization meet both its immediate needs, as well as help address and add value to many future strategic priority areas.
Through the lens of a leading telepsychiatry service provider, this presentation discussed how organizations can integrate telehealth into their current services and future strategies to add value for consumers, providers, organizations, and the greater community.
For consumers, telehealth is appealing for its convenience, potentially heightened engagement opportunities, and improved access to specialty care. For clinical professionals, it can create opportunities for staff to use telehealth with their existing case load, improve work/life balance, and decrease burnout. For organizations, telehealth is a way to address the mental health clinical professional shortage, potentially increase billable hours, grow into new areas, and become an innovative leader in a community. For the community, telehealth creates the opportunity to connect multiple points of the care continuum with a single, more accessible provider network in order to create a community of care.
InSight Telepsychiatry delivered this web briefing on October 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET. This 60-minute web briefing included examples from actual telepsychiatry programs to highlight the benefits being achieved today.
Geoffrey Boyce, InSight Telepsychiatry’s CEO, advocated for the appropriate use and value of telebehavioral health, and answered questions regarding laws and regulations, patient access to telehealth services, and how to understand payers and billing.