Author: Katherine (Katherine )

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HealthFurther’s “Contributing Factors”: A Podcast on Depression and Mental Health

Jen Amis, Encounter Telehealth president and CEO, was recently featured in Episode Five of “Contributing Factors,” a podcast released March 1 through April 5 by HealthFurther.   “Contributing Factors” deals with the topics of mental health and mental illness, with a specific focus on depression. This podcast will explore what depression feels like, treatment options,...

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Encounter Featured in MedTech Boston’s Top Four Telehealth Companies

Encounter Telehealth is honored to be featured in MedTech Boston as one of the top four telehealth companies in the US. Read the article here: https://medtechboston.medstro.com/blog/2018/03/27/the-top-4-telehealth-companies/ Telehealth offers greater healthcare access, particularly to people who otherwise would not have access to quality healthcare; such as those who live in remote or rural areas, or who...

Telehealth in Rural Communities: Increasing Access to Mental Healthcare
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Telehealth in Rural Communities: Increasing Access to Mental Healthcare

Lack of Access to Mental Health Care in Rural Areas One in five Americans—over 43 million—suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. With less than half of the mental healthcare providers needed in the United States, many individuals go without care. Less than a quarter of mental healthcare providers are available in rural areas. Limited availability...

Reducing Off-Label Antipsychotic Use in Skilled Nursing Facilities
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Reducing Off-Label Antipsychotic Use in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Dr. Randy Beckett, PMHNP-BC (right) of Encounter Telehealth works directly with Jessica Lieberman (left), Social Services Director and Admission Coordinator and Tara Watchorn (Center), BSN, RN, Director of Nursing of Morys Haven Care Center to coordinate the reduction of antipsychotic use.   Human Rights Watch recently reported that off-label antipsychotic drug use (drugs used for a...

Encounter Featured in “10 Best Tech Startups in Omaha”
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Encounter Featured in “10 Best Tech Startups in Omaha”

Encounter Telehealth was recently featured in the Tech Tribune’s 10 Best Tech Startups in Omaha, based on the evaluation criteria of revenue potential, leadership team, brand traction, and competitive landscape.   In simpler terms, Encounter fills a specific void in the market by offering mental health services to seniors in nursing homes through secure video...

Horticultural Therapy: Gardening for Health
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Horticultural Therapy: Gardening for Health

For committed gardeners, going outside and putting on gloves in preparation to dig can be enough to make their spirits rise. However, research suggests it’s more than just joy to work in your garden again that can offer a mood boost.   What is Horticultural Therapy? The Therapeutic Landscapes Network defines horticultural therapy as the...

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Combating the “Winter Blues”
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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Combating the “Winter Blues”

Depression is a serious topic that many people don’t treat seriously. They should. Major depressive disorder affects 16.1 million adults in the United States, or 6.7% of the population. Symptoms of depression may also occur seasonally. Depression symptoms that appear with the shorter, darker days of winter are colloquially called seasonal depression, but are properly...