David Weiss MD

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 […]

Tips for Telepsychiatry During COVID-19

Many psychiatrists are currently facing a rapid conversion of services to a telehealth model during the COVID-19 pandemic, and so we’d like to share some of our industry experience to help make the transition as easy and seamless as possible. Here are 4 key tips for establishing a successful consult-liaison telepsychiatry service in your hospital. […]

The Psychological Impact of Coronavirus and Telepsychiatry’s Role in Patient Care

Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been making headlines worldwide for the past few months. While our understanding of this virus is still incomplete, it does have strong parallels with the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak and has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The continuing outbreak and the quick spread of this […]

MindCare Announces Merger With PsychNow

Nashville, TN, March 4th 2020 One of the nation’s leading telepsychiatry providers, MindCare Solutions Group (Nashville, TN), has today announced a merger with Dallas-based PsychNow effective March 1, 2020. MindCare is the leading provider of 24/7 telepsychiatry and telebehavioral health services to acute care and behavioral health facilities, primary care and specialty outpatient clinics, and […]

3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Telepsychiatry Provider

The growing importance of mental healthcare, along with increasing reimbursement for telehealth services makes 2020 an excellent year to consider adding telepsychiatry to your health system. A specialized version of telehealth, telepsychiatrists can provide a wide range of medical services, including psychiatric evaluations, therapy, patient education, and medication management. Telepsychiatry services offer more than just patient care […]