Tag: health care

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,...

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...

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...

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Kentucky Law Increases Telehealth Access for Medicaid Recipients

The Kentucky State Senate passed SB 112 February 26 and was recently signed into law by Gov. Matt Bevin; this bill will allow doctors anywhere in the world to see patients in Kentucky, as long as the doctor is licensed in Kentucky.   This bill was designed to encourage adoption of telehealth technologies, particularly for...

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Iowa Expands Telehealth Insurance Coverage

Iowa governor Kim Reynolds recently signed a bill that will require health insurance to cover telehealth services to the same extent as comparable services not offered by telehealth into law. The law takes effect January 1, 2019 and will affect any insurance policy delivered, issued or reissued after that date.   Since this law (passed...

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...