InSight Announces Web Briefing: "Creating a Successful Telepsychiatry Program: Best Practices For Designing and Implementing Telebehavioral Health"


GETTYSBURG, Pa., Jan. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InSight and OPEN MINDS have announced a new executive web briefing to assist executives of health and human service organizations design and implement telebehavioral health programs. This special online event, "Creating a Successful Telepsychiatry Program: Best Practices for Designing and Implementing Telebehavioral Health" — will take place on February 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST and will be led by Dr. James R. Varrell, president and medical director for CFG Health Network and InSight along with Geoffrey Boyce, executive director, InSight.

"Telehealth continues to make inroads with the support of individual state legislation which is now allowing providers to be eligible to collect reimbursement for services equivalent to those provided in person," said Monica E. Oss, chief executive officer for OPEN MINDS. "During this briefing, InSight will review successful telehealth implementation models as well as discuss the changes in clinical and organizational culture needed to establish thriving telepsychiatric programs."

The 90-minute briefing will discuss the following topics:

  • A survey of successful models for many telehealth programs
  • The do's and don'ts for creating a strong telepsychiatry program
  • The cultural and educational changes needed to broaden telebehavioral health adoption
  • The obstacles limiting the growth and acceptance of telebehavioral health
  • A case study from a rural community health center who successfully implemented a telepsychiatry program

All registrants for the web briefing will receive (at no charge and regardless of attendance) a recording of the webinar and an electronic copy of the briefing presentation slides.

To learn more or take advantage of free online registration, please visit:

InSight is the leading national telepsychiatry service provider company with a mission to increase access to behavioral health care. The InSight team has been practicing telepsychiatry for the past 15 years and serves more than 100 sites across the nation with a team of over 130 psychiatric prescribers. InSight is the telemedicine arm of a behavioral health company called the CFG Health Network that delivers services across the spectrum of behavioral health. InSight is led by James R. Varrell, MD, a child and adolescent boarded psychiatrist and active advocate for telebehavioral health.

OPEN MINDS is a national health and human service industry market intelligence and management consultation firm. Founded in 1987 and based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 75+ associates provide innovative management solutions designed to improve operational and strategic performance. Learn more at

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Source: Open Minds