Category: Blog

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 […]

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, […]

View From the Front Lines

What extraordinary times we are all traveling through together! Amidst the clouds of a global pandemic, there are a few rays of sunshine that are visible. One such ray is the escalation in telehealth utilization as a means to provide high-value healthcare interactions while also promoting safety and social distancing. MindCare is no exception. The […]

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. […]