Category: For Providers

Anti-Psychotic Drug Reduction
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Anti-Psychotic Drug Reduction

Encounter Telehealth has conducted an analysis of 40 partner skilled nursing facilities in Iowa, and we are proud to announce a 6.7% drop in anti-psychotic drug use among skilled nursing facility patients between 2015 and 2018 in Iowa, alone. The analysis shows the percentage of anti-psychotic drug use among facilities in 2015, prior to working...

Telehealth Serves America: Part 2, Veterans
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Telehealth Serves America: Part 2, Veterans

How telehealth is helping American Veterans battle mental health issues Thank you for joining us in our second edition of ‘Telehealth Serves America’. In this blog post, we will discuss one of America’s most valued and distinguished groups—Veterans. Veterans have valiantly served and protected our country. After being exposed to the traumas of wartime and...

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Encounter Telehealth Mentioned in Silicon Prairie News Article

Including an interview with Encounter Telehealth’s President and CEO, Jen Amis. “Omaha-based Encounter Telehealth provides behavioral healthcare services to underserved communities and patient populations through a secure, HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform.” –SPN Newsroom, June 14, 2019 To read the full article, please visit: http://siliconprairienew.com/2019/06/encounter-telehealth-pairs-patients-with-providers-for-psychiatric-care/ Photo by Marc-Olivier Jodoin on Unsplash

Mental Health Crises
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Mental Health Crises

At Encounter Telehealth, we believe it is vital to have immediate access for mental health crises. Our friends at Happy Happy Vegan have compiled an international list of Mental Health Helplines, Suicide Hotlines, and Depression Advice Centers. If you are experiencing a mental health crises, please reach out to one of these facilities immediately: https://happyhappyvegan.com/suicide-hotlines-list/...

Telehealth Serves America: Part 1
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Telehealth Serves America: Part 1

Health issues do not discriminate, so why should your health care? Telehealth is changing the game all over the country, improving healthcare for all. Many Americans live with physical and mental disorders that go untreated and undiagnosed due to lack of care. For many people who were previously unable – or unlikely- to seek medical...

Encounter Featured in “2019 Best Tech Startups in Omaha”
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Encounter Featured in “2019 Best Tech Startups in Omaha”

Encounter Telehealth was featured for the second year in a row in the Tech Tribune’s “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...

The Costs of Unnecessary Emergency Department Visits
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The Costs of Unnecessary Emergency Department Visits

With increasing focus from Medicare on reducing rehospitalizations and shorter stays, eliminating unnecessary emergency department visits (such as visits that could have been handled safely in an urgent care clinic or a primary care setting) and avoiding the need to use the emergency department in the first place is paramount.   71% percent of emergency...

Telehealth Changes Could Help Rural Seniors Age in Place
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Telehealth Changes Could Help Rural Seniors Age in Place

“Telemedicine providers can’t catch senior citizens when they fall. But health services delivered over broadband can make it possible for seniors to live independently for longer periods of time.”   Telehealth can allow seniors to stay in their homes longer through general health services, mental health services, and home health care. Broadband and Medicare reimbursement...

Challenges, Risks and Solutions for Critical Access Hospitals
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Challenges, Risks and Solutions for Critical Access Hospitals

Over 7% of care offered at critical access hospitals (CAHs) is uncompensated, compared to 5% at urban hospitals. In fact, more than 40% of rural hospitals report an operating loss, particularly in the South. More than 80 rural hospitals have closed since 2010.   Rural areas tend to have higher rates of poverty, less health insurance...

Collaboration With Encounter Helps Maintain Compliance and Quality Improvement
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Collaboration With Encounter Helps Maintain Compliance and Quality Improvement

Unnecessary Medications (survey tag F329) is a top ten regulatory citation in skilled nursing facilities. With antipsychotic use still high, pressure is on facilities to reduce their medications, particularly psychotropic medications.   One solution is to partner with a psychiatric provider to monitor medications and reduce behaviors. Encounter’s providers specialize in medication management and continuously...

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