Given the on-going shift towards identifying patients who are most costly to our healthcare system, and developing meaningful interventions to address this category of patients, it is important to recognize the role mental illnesses play in the most ill in our nation. This post explores the costly nature of mental illness.Read More
Titled "Navigating NY State Telemedicine Regulations," the webinar dives into recent changes to New York telemedicine rules, an example of a successful telemedicine model, and consideration around financial outcomes for programs in New York.Read More
The shortage of mental healthcare providers has long been considered a national concern, impacting thousands across the country. With a significant portion of the need for care unmet by the current supply of providers in the U.S., this shortage is an important issue to call attention to.
In this post we've compiled a number of current statistics to illustrate the magnitude of this problem.Read More
As a pioneer in the telehealth industry, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) earned its reputation as a leader in the field by implementing an especially well–developed and effective telemental health program. This post discusses the origins of the VA's telemental health program in addition to outcome data and associated benefits.Read More
There is a lot to be gained by integrating behavioral health treatment into medical settings. We know that illnesses tend to be highly overlapped. In fact, more than two thirds of mental health patients also need other medical treatment as well. Given that the illnesses are combined, so should our care. The returns on improving patient lives are significant.Read More
Uncertainty is universal part of the human experience. We’ve all experienced uncertainty and felt that extra layer of stress it adds to our day-to-day lives: we feel a little more on edge, a little less zen. The psychological effects of uncertainty are especially strong in those struggling with depression or anxiety, and having ways to deal with uncertainty are key.
Today, we’re going to take the Zika virus as an example of an uncertain situation and provide a few tips on how to best combat the stress that uncertainty may produce in you or your loved ones.