David Weiss MD

A Year in Review: The Evolving Role of Telepsychiatry

2020 has been an unprecedented year. Providers and patients alike have faced extraordinary losses, both in health, life, and income. While the battle to defeat COVID-19 continues, it has brought about some positive changes in the medical community. The pandemic has caused a shift from telehealth being ancillary, to a vital medical tool for patient […]

Spotlight: An Interview with Dr. Dante Burgos

Dr. Dante Burgos, Chief Physician Executive This year has brought many changes and challenges to healthcare systems worldwide. At MindCare, we strive to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care to our partners in Emergency Departments, Med-Surgical Units, outpatient clinics, and more. By integrating behavioral healthcare through a secure telehealth platform we have helped many clinics to reduce […]

Telepsychiatry is helping to address psychiatric shortages around the country

Access to mental health care has been a growing problem. An estimated 40% of patients are seeing their primary care physicians for mental health issues, and two-thirds of them have difficulty accessing psychiatric care. The US Department of Health and Human Services found that the current psychiatric workforce today is around 45,580 physicians, and needs to increase by more […]

Increasing Federally Qualified Health Centers’ Capabilities with Telepsychiatry

As we covered last month, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are essential to rural and underserved populations to help decrease health disparities. They serve as the healthcare safety net for many under-resourced communities around the country. In 2018, health centers served over 28 million patients, and today, FQHCs provide healthcare services to approximately 1 in 5 rural […]

Improving Mental Health for Medical Professionals with the Well at Work Program

The importance of community health centers is becoming increasingly apparent as COVID-19 continues to spread. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are essential to rural and underserved populations to help decrease health disparities. The main goal of FQHCs is to empower underserved areas with high-quality patient care. In 2018, health centers served over 28 million patients […]

Telepsychiatry Helps Keep Hospitals Open in a Time of Unprecedented Change

Hospitals around the country are facing immense disruptions and unprecedented losses this year. To prepare for possible surges of COVID-19, many hospitals put elective procedures on hold. An estimated 28 million elective surgeries have been canceled worldwide. In addition to cancellations, many patients have been avoiding seeking care for non-COVID-19 illnesses due to fear of being exposed […]

MindCare Awarded Gold Seal of Approval® From The Joint Commission

Nashville, TN, July 7th 2020 MindCare Solutions is pleased to announce that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its telepsychiatry program by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. MindCare is […]

Supporting Behavioral Health Hospitals Near and Far

Behavioral health hospitals around the country provide structured care in a therapeutic and safe environment for patients. They play a crucial role in our communities and are an essential resource for the 1 in 5 adults and adolescent patients experiencing mental illness. The growing number of mental health cases is quickly outpacing the number of trained psychiatrists, […]

Telepsychiatry Adds New Dimension to PHP/IOP

Partial hospitalization programs and intensive outpatient programs, also known as PHP and IOP, provide options for patients who need more support than outpatient care but don’t require the oversight of hospitalization. These programs allow for longer treatment duration, often lasting for weeks as opposed to an in-patient stay that might only last a couple of […]