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May Brings Mental Health Month and Nurses Month
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May Brings Mental Health Month and Nurses Month

Mental Health Month and National Nurses Month are coinciding this May, and at a very appropriate time. Nurses and other healthcare workers are making enormous sacrifices during the COVID-19 pandemic, including their mental health. Encounter Telepsychiatry, a division of Encounter Telehealth LLC, partners with senior care facilities across the country. We have seen, firsthand, the...

Encounter Providers’ Guide to Managing Stress and Anxiety
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Encounter Providers’ Guide to Managing Stress and Anxiety

2.5 million Americans reside in assisted living and nursing facilities across the country. All are under lock-down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As expected, the residents are experiencing heightened stress and anxiety due to removed visits from friends and family, reduced activity, and alterations to their living situations. However, the staff in these facilities are...

COVID-19 and Telehealth
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COVID-19 and Telehealth

With tensions mounting during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an overwhelming demand for clinical resources. Telehealth is providing a unique solution in the prevention and management of coronavirus, and helping to ease the unspoken side effects. Current Events On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. With worldwide cases surpassing 130,000,...

Burnout Among Healthcare Workers
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Burnout Among Healthcare Workers

The World Heath Organization (WHO) has recently catalogued Employee Burnout as “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed”. Not only is burnout real, but it’s also now classified as an official workplace syndrome, or “occupational phenomenon”. WHO characterizes burnout by three dimensions: Feelings of energy depletion or...

Mental Health Concerns Growing Among Farmers and Ranchers
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Mental Health Concerns Growing Among Farmers and Ranchers

There is a growing mental health epidemic among the farmers and ranchers of America. Due to environmental conditions, trade politics, reduced workforce, and financial stress we are seeing higher rates of depression and anxiety among agricultural workers. CATTLE RANCHERS 2019 has been a trying year for cattle ranchers across the Midwest. The Bomb Cyclone ravaged...

McKnight’s LTC News Published Encounter Telehealth Guest Article on Loneliness
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McKnight’s LTC News Published Encounter Telehealth Guest Article on Loneliness

McKnight’s Long Term Care News published a guest article written by Encounter Telehealth’s Randy Beckett- Vice President of Geriatric Psychiatric Services, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC. In the article, Randy discusses the effects of loneliness on aging health, and how therapy and telehealth can help. Loneliness was recently dubbed “the silent killer”, and recent reports suggest...

Encounter Featured in “2020 Best Tech Startups in Omaha”
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Encounter Featured in “2020 Best Tech Startups in Omaha”

The Tech Tribune included Encounter Telehealth in their list of “Best Tech Startups in Omaha” for the third year in a row. Many factors were considered in deciding which startups would be commended, including: Revenue Potential Leadership Team Brand/Product Traction Competitive Landscape Encounter Telehealth addresses a growing demand for psychiatric services in rural areas by enabling...

Encounter Telehealth Mentioned in Article as a ‘Women-Led’ Business
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Encounter Telehealth Mentioned in Article as a ‘Women-Led’ Business

Encounter Telehealth was mentioned in an article published by CrunchBase News which discusses diversity in startup businesses in Nebraska. Invest Nebraska’s program director, Matt Foley, is quoted in the article saying: “Starting by looking in the mirror, we recognize as the leading investor in the state we must strive to be a leader in this...

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...