Basis launches consumer mental health counseling app with $3.75M investment

Mobi Health News

The app offers 45-minute counseling sessions with trained (but unliscensed) mental health specialists for $35 per session.

A helping hand, World Mental Health Day

Digital Leaders HealthTech

However, the 2019 Mental Health at Work report from Mercer Marsh Benefits and Business in the Community reveals that “minority stress” is rampant across the UK. The post A helping hand, World Mental Health Day appeared first on Digital Leaders

Telepsych and Mental Health in the Workplace

GlobalMed

A report gathered by the American Heart Association, “Mental Health: A Workforce in Crisis,” found that 8,000 employees around the world die every year from medical conditions like strokes and heart attacks caused by job stress. We’re in the thick of the holiday season.

No-Cost Talk Therapy & Telehealth Technology Are Put to Use in England, to Provide Greater Access to Mental Health Services

Clocktree

No-cost phone talk therapy is funded by the National Health Service and is a hotline available for unlimited phone therapy sessions. Negative stigma in the UK has kept many people from receiving the proper mental healthcare.

Art As Medicine – WHO Weaves the Evidence for Arts’ Role in Improving Health

Health Populi

“What’s the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being?” ” asks a report from the World Health Organization ‘s Europe region team (WHO-Europe).

Strengthen America’s Mental Health Workforce Together

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

With more than 44 million Americans having a diagnosable mental health condition—56 percent of which do not receive treatment—taskforces unite from various sectors in strengthening the nation’s mental health workforce. About the Center for Total Health .

How Telemedicine Psychiatry Addresses Mental Health Access Issues

American Well

Telemedicine psychiatry, also called telepsychiatry, is helping patients across the country gain access to mental healthcare services. Using telepsychiatry , the health system has been able to: Reduce follow-up no show rates by 50%.

Mental health care drowning in paperwork

Healthcare Guys

One of the state’s epicenters of addiction is Gallup where 22,000 addicts await a behavioral health care fix. Physical health issues can require visits to a primary care physician, specialists and possibly x-ray technicians along with the corresponding paper records.

#093: Brain in a Dish: Personalizing Depression Treatment for Every Individual

Digital Health Today

In this episode we dive into mental health. Fewer than half of those suffering from depression are able to receive treatment due to limited resources, a lack of trained Health care providers, and of course, the social stigma that is still sadly associated with mental disorders.

Coding Leader & TBHI Faculty: Telehealth Reimbursement Webinar

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Join Telebehavioral Health Institute Faculty (TBHI Faculty) and Coding Leader as they present a telehealth reimbursement webinar entitled, “Telemedicine Mental Health Services: Finally Get Paid.” ” Learn how to get paid with telehealth, telemedicine, telemental health, or telebehavioral health. Blog Coding Leader Dr. Marlene Maheu live telemental health training Reimbursement Webinar Speaking Engagement Telehealth Reimbursement

SAMHSA Telebehavioral Health Webinars with Dr. Marlene Maheu

Telebehavioral Health Institute

The post SAMHSA Telebehavioral Health Webinars with Dr. Marlene Maheu appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

Teletherapy is closing the provider gap in rural North Dakota

Clocktree

There is a nationwide shortage of mental health services, but this shortage is even more pronounced in rural states like North Dakota. In response to the shortage, the state has boosted telemedicine as an option for mental health care. It’s helped them reach more patients in rural areas and those who can’t travel far for mental health care, including the elderly. “We’ve

Caring for veterans: A privilege and a duty

Henry Kotula

There is no question that the VA health care system has to change, and it already has begun this process. today received some part of their training at a VA hospital. The VA faced a physician shortage, as almost 16 million Americans returned from war, many needing health care.

Telepsychiatry saves east Texas hospitals $18 million over 7 years

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In the early 2000s, the state of Texas was in the midst of a widely recognized, multi-decade crisis from lack of mental health services for people in need. " Susan Rushing, Burke Mental Health Emergency Center.

Tackling the Opioid Crisis in Arizona: UA Center for Rural Health Has Key Role

Arizona Telemedicine Program

The University of Arizona Center for Rural Health is partnering with the Arizona Department of Health Services and other state agencies to train first responders to recognize opioid overdoses and to administer the drug naloxone to prevent fatalities.

Healthy Aging – It’s never too late to start

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

It’s never too late to take your health in your hands and implement healthy practices to prevent common problems encountered as you age. Be mindful of your mental health. The Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health hosts internal and external educational events.

The United States of Diabetes: a $1,240 Tax on Every American

Health Populi

One of those medicines, insulin, cost a patient $5,705 for a year’s supply in 2016, double what it cost in 2012, according to the Health Care Cost Institute. Pharmaceutical company executives are testifying in the U.S. Congress this week on the topic of prescription drug costs.

How Apps Are Making Healthcare Accessible For Low-Income Individuals

Duane Boise

Health care’s quality has leapt so far, so quickly; advances in medical technology unthinkable only decades past have rendered the diagnosis and treatment of many illnesses an exercise in simplicity.

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Microsoft : The Chatbot Opportunity in Healthcare

Lloyd Price

There’s currently a 75% rejection rate for funding of a continuous care package, which is governed by statutory rules published by the Department of Health and Social Services. One project showcases the importance of Chatbots in mental health.

The Virtual Couch: Rise of the Digital Therapist

Lloyd Price

When it comes to mental health, the digital world is often portrayed as the enemy. But, increasingly, psychologists and therapists are looking to the digital world to create or deliver programmes that might improve our mental health.

Perspectives on Being a Health Psychologist

TheraNest

An Overview of Health Psychology. What is Health Psychology? The American Psychological Association writes that “health psychologists study how patients handle illness, why some people don’t follow medical advice and the most effective ways to control pain or change poor health habits.”

How Telehealth Is Improving Healthcare for Veterans

InTouch Health

Suicide, mental health, PTSD, and numerous chronic conditions are common among United States veterans. According to an analysis of the program by researchers at the VA Center for Innovation to Implementation, around 75% of participants dealt with a mental health issue, and most had multiple chronic conditions. This includes more interest from leadership and providers, increased connectivity, adequate staff training, and more resources for telehealth programs.

Reducing Suicide Calls for Cross-Sector Collaboration

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

We recognize that health systems need to be suicide safe, communities need to be prepared to support those at risk for suicide and those grieving a suicide loss, and media and entertainment depictions of suicide must be safe and accurate,” the Action Alliance reported.

Burnout and Stress Prevention for Physicians and NPs

Enzyme Health

Close For Clinicians For Employers Telehealth Jobs Family Medicine General Practice Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Psychiatry / Mental Health Hospitalist Dont see your specialty?

Employers Take on Health Activism, Embracing Behavioral Health, Virtual Care, AI, and Transparency

Health Populi

employers are growing activist roles as stakeholders in the healthcare system, according to the 2019 Large Employers Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). More U.S.

Who You Need on Your Diabetes Healthcare Team

Insulin Nation

Surrounding yourself with a quality health care team is like putting together a winning basketball team roster. Internal medicine doctors (internists) usually treat a variety of chronic health conditions, diabetes being just one of them. A Mental Health Counselor.

#087: Can Virtual Reality be Considered a Medical Device?

Digital Health Today

Those guests, who all happened to be doctors leading in the field, spoke about their work across a wide variety of use cases, such as patient education, treating mental health condition, pain management, surgical training and actual live surgery. Digital Health Events.

10 Books Every New Therapist Should Read

TheraNest

Foundational knowledge about the human condition and a broad view of the techniques which can alleviate suffering go hand-in-hand, which means that books for therapists in training are often great reads for lay people too. DBT Skills Training Manual, Second Edition. Best Therapy Books.

Opioid Drug Addiction: How Digital Health Technologies Can Help

The Digital Health Corner

After a hiatus I am returning to my beloved Digital Health Corner. In a previous post I discussed important public health issues that digital technology can address. The NIDA of the NIH has a group of evidence-based screening tools for adolescents and adults to be used by health professionals. Notwithstanding this, many healthcare providers fail to utilize evidence-based treatments because they are not trained to do so.

Who You Need on Your Diabetes Healthcare Team

Insulin Nation

Surrounding yourself with a quality health care team is like putting together a winning basketball team roster. Internal medicine doctors (internists) usually treat a variety of chronic health conditions, diabetes being just one of them. A Mental Health Counselor.

BBC Documentary Shows Nuances of Diabulimia, Increases Awareness of the Disorder in UK

Insulin Nation

Allan reports a spike in the number of representatives from National Health Service departments across the country who have contacted the charity for training.

Doctor ‘VR’: Empowering patients and healthcare professionals

New Age Healthcare

Medical Training and Education: VR is increasingly being proven as a safe and cost-effective tool for imparting clinical education and training as it provides a far more immersive and realistic environment for healthcare professional to learn than the traditional videos and books.

How a Domestic Violence Survivor Strengthens Athletic Communities Against Abuse

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Tokeitha Wilson (left), Christopher King and Celeste Davis at the Center for Total Health next to Kaiser Permanente’s CEO, Bernard J. Today, however, she challenges athletic communities to view domestic violence through the lens of public health, as well as social justice.

MMA Fighting for a Cure

Insulin Nation

People thought it was too much of a health risk at the time,” she told another news outlet. After graduating, she began to take her health more seriously. Despite a crazy work and training schedule, the two make time for dinner together every night.

Save the Drama for Trauma-Informed Care in Schools

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Damion Perkins (center) and colleagues at the Center for RISE UP training. As part of an ongoing effort to improve social and emotional well-being, Kaiser Permanente (KP) is committed to empowering health in the places where its’ members live, learn, work and play, especially in schools.

“It’s 2018, and We Still Have No Idea If Mobile Healthcare Apps Work”

mHealth Insight

“What was the promise of reduced admissions and improved health outcomes in patients? These apps are mostly targeting obesity, mental health, and diabetes. Meanwhile, the mHealth Economics 2017 study states that major app stores feature around 325,000 unique health apps.

Perspectives on Being a Health Psychologist

TheraNest

An Overview of Health Psychology. What is Health Psychology? The American Psychological Association writes that “health psychologists study how patients handle illness, why some people don’t follow medical advice and the most effective ways to control pain or change poor health habits.” In short, health psychologists focus on the relationship between physical and mental health. What do Health Psychologist Do? Becoming a Health Psychologist.

Perspectives on Being a Health Psychologist

TheraNest

An Overview of Health Psychology. What is Health Psychology? The American Psychological Association writes that “health psychologists study how patients handle illness, why some people don’t follow medical advice and the most effective ways to control pain or change poor health habits.” In short, health psychologists focus on the relationship between physical and mental health. What do Health Psychologist Do? Becoming a Health Psychologist.

Doctor ‘VR’: Empowering patients and healthcare professionals

New Age Healthcare

Medical Training and Education: VR is increasingly being proven as a safe and cost-effective tool for imparting clinical education and training as it provides a far more immersive and realistic environment for healthcare professional to learn than the traditional videos and books.

The Emerging Trends in Connected Health from 2018

The cHealth Blog

As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but reflect on where we are in the connected health adoption journey. Here are some observations: This is the year digital health became a ‘stay-in-business’ application for the majority of providers and payers.