Category: Blog

5 Questions to Ask Your Telepsychiatry Vendor

Telepsychiatry can help hospitals and other care facilities provide better access to mental health services. Recent regulatory changes are quickly removing hurdles for reimbursement and access to telehealth services, allowing organizations to expand while reducing overhead costs. There are several important factors to consider when it comes to finding the right telepsychiatry partner to meet […]

Supporting Employees through Increased Access to Mental Health Care

The way we are working isn’t working. Even though an estimated 1 in 5 adults lives with a mental health illness, the stigma around discussing our mental health is still a barrier to receiving care. This is increasingly evident in our workplaces. A recent survey by McKinsey found that 37% of employees with a mental […]

The Mind-Body Connection: How Telebehavioral Health Can Support Chronic Pain Management

Depression, anxiety, and chronic pain are serious problems faced by a significant proportion of society today. Research has now shown that they are also often experienced together. Patients suffering from depression and anxiety are more likely to experience chronic pain. The opposite also holds true in that patients with chronic pain are more likely to […]

Increasing Access to Mental Health Care with Mobile Response Units

Mental health crises, like any physical health crisis, can be devastating for patients and families. Sadly, the US consistently falls short when it comes to caring for mental health patients. Mental health emergencies require expert care, but often these situations are being handled by police instead of medical professionals. Mobile medical rapid response teams were […]

Continued Access to Telepsychiatry is Essential to Our Nation’s Health

Telepsychiatry and telehealth provided an essential service to patients and providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering a safe way to deliver and receive care during a time when many hospitals and clinics were canceling in-person visits. This method of care delivery was quickly embraced. Nearly half of Medicare patients reported having a telehealth visit in […]

How LCSWs Are Helping to Meet the Growing Need for Telebehavioral Health Services

Living with the stress and uncertainties of COVID-19 has negatively affected many people’s mental health. A survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 41.1% of adults reported symptoms of anxiety and/or depressive disorder in January of 2021. This represents an enormous jump from the 11.0% of adults who reported those symptoms January through June […]

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 […]