For many of the estimated 62 million Americans
with insufficient access to primary medical care, a hospital visit may be the first and only healthcare encounter they have when a problem arises. This presents many challenges for staff, including incomplete medical histories, the need to make on-the-spot assessments of undiagnosed conditions and more. These problems are magnified when a patient presents psychiatric symptoms. Even the best-staffed facilities rarely have enough mental health experts on hand to respond appropriately.
That’s where Iris Telehealth’s hospital telepsychiatry services come in. We can use telemedicine to connect your patients and doctors with board-certified psychiatrists. At any time, hospital staff can use the expertise of our team of mental health professionals who can help them intervene more effectively.
Whether in the emergency room or on an inpatient unit, our clinicians can typically respond to a consult request in under an hour which allows for the timely assessment, treatment, and disposition of each patient. Telepsychiatry can improve care and decreases costs associated with psychiatric holds in the ER and unnecessary hospital transfers.
We are proud to deliver quality psychiatric care in a hospital setting – when and where patients need it most. If you’re interested in expanding your psychiatric services, contact us to see if Iris is the right fit for your hospital!