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HOLD (NOT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) Chattanooga, TN – Telehealth solutions and software leader, wecounsel introduces online engagement solutions, at American Telemedicine Association’s Telehealth 2.0, enabling behavioral healthcare providers to deliver online services to clients regardless of geographic location or mobility. These solutions offer tools to providers so they can service the national population, including some 96.5 million Americans who are living in areas with shortages of mental-health providers. Telehealth engagement solutions are designed to provide the same level of care while reducing the gap caused by the current shortage of behavioral health providers with approximately 1 provider for every 800 people in the US. Providers can now offer an easier, more convenient, and often more cost effective way to interact with their clients.
Online engagement solutions allow mental, behavioral and holistic healthcare practitioners, as well as the growing market of life coaches, the ability to service and support clients, anywhere, using any device. Both private and enterprise providers of behavioral health services can now offer personalized, online interactions designed to enhance client care and improve practice efficiencies. The first-of-its-kind engagement toolkit can be used to facilitate individual or group sessions. It gives clients experiencing mental and emotional challenges the flexibility they need for the care they desire, while improving practice efficiencies and reducing cancellation rates for practitioners.
According to IBIS World, the telehealth services sector is expected to grow at an annual rate of 36.3% through the year 2020. The industry is gaining significant traction as consumers seek unrestricted access to healthcare services and businesses strive to deliver cost-effective solutions to expanding populations. Wecounsel’s online engagement solutions serve both of these needs. While practice management and electronic medical record tools offer back-end solutions to improve business processes, engagement solutions are designed for enhancing client care and strengthening the relationship between the client and provider.
“Wecounsel is grateful for the opportunity to make behavioral health care available to everyone while supporting providers in growing their businesses,” says Harrison Tyner, CEO of wecounsel. “We believe engagement solutions are the next wave in telehealth because they focus on provider tools designed for client care. It’s the best win-win scenario we could envision.”
“This portal is the convenient setting that my patient population has been seeking...it has led to improvements in patient satisfaction and invigorates our patients' sense of security within our established cloud-based landscape” says Gireesh Velugabanti, MD.
Wecounsel’s online engagement solutions are available to providers by subscription. Solutions are fully HIPAA-compliant and include online scheduling, secure email, instant messaging, live video conferencing, interactive whiteboarding, unlimited document sharing and storage, e-sign, electronic billing including super bills, online provider directory, client electronic journaling, and much more. Wecounsel also supports providers with industry leading business resources and partners with practice consultants for marketing and compliance information they can use alongside their engagement toolkit. Subscriptions start at $25 per month.
Wecounsel is the leading cloud-based Telehealth solution for behavioral health professionals, group practices and networks. Wecounsel enables behavioral health professionals to offer an optimal client experience. Utilizing modern engagement tools to attract, engage and retain clients, behavioral health professionals can connect from anywhere, while offering patients greater privacy, convenience, and flexibility. Providers can connect online with patients in secure, HIPAA-compliant video sessions or instant chat, and take advantage of built-in features such as scheduling, secure messaging, document sharing, email notifications, and billing. Wecounsel is remarkably easy to use, reliable, and affordable. Learn more at www.wecounsel.com.
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