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Telepsychiatry in the correctional system

Telepsychiatry in the Correctional System

Correctional psychiatry is a highly specialized area of medicine that is often misunderstood and almost always underserved. innovaTel recognizes the need for experienced correctional mental health care professionals who understand these complicated and challenging environments and prioritize high-quality care for incarcerated individuals and strong communication with correctional staff.  This past spring, Dr. Keelin Garvey, a …

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Changing the Conversation & Stigma Around Suicide

To Change the Conversation, We Must Have the Conversation To achieve this goal, we must have difficult conversations about suicide with the members of our families and community. Conversations about suicide often focus on the hopelessness that a person is feeling and remain negative, rather than focusing on the prevention and healing. However, it is …

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Integrated Care & Telepsychiatry

Providing Integrated Care Through Telepsychiatry

Our mission is to extend the reach of psychiatric care by making it more accessible in under-served areas and providing support where necessary. Telepsychiatry compliments primary care by bridging the gap between physical and mental health care. What is Integrated Care? Integrated Care is the combination of general practice and mental health care during an …

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Why Telepsychiatry? Work from Home Opportunities in Behavioral Health

Why Telepsychiatry? Work from Home Opportunities in Behavioral Health Opportunities to work in the comfort of your own home in the healthcare field are hard to come by; however, with the increase in demand for timely access to psychiatric care across the country, telepsychiatry has quickly become a viable solution to this serious gap in …

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Welcome: Family & Children’s Services & Dr. Adam Ruggle

(pictured from left to right: Krista Lewis, Chief Programs Officer: Medical & Crisis Services (F&CS), Lee Penman, VP of Clinical Operations (innovaTel), Jon Evans, President and CEO (innovaTel), Lindsay Jeglinski, Director of Clinical Performance (innovaTel), Dr. Adam Ruggle, Psychiatrist (innovaTel), Dr. Lahr, Medical Director (F&CS)). Welcome: Family & Children’s Services & Dr. Adam Ruggle innovaTel …

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One Doctor: Five Counties

One Doctor: Five Counties How Telepsychiatry is Bringing Mental Health to the Heartland Central Kansas Mental Health Center (CKMHC) is a community mental health center serving more than 91,000 people across central Kansas. In September 2016, CKMHC began working with InnovaTel Telepsychiatry to help increase access to psychiatric care for consumers living in the rural …

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innovaTel’s Onboarding Process: A Key to Telepsychiatry Success

innovaTel’s Onboarding Process: A Key to Telepsychiatry Success   By: Jonathan Evans, President and CEO One thing that we are proud of, and something our customers frequently ask about is: “how our on-boarding process works”. Implementing telepsychiatry requires a thoughtful, smooth on-boarding process. Not only is the clinical team adjusting to a new psychiatry provider, …

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Enhancing Timely Access to Psychiatric Care

innovaTel Telepsychiatry is a clinician owned and operated telepsychiatry company that collaborates with community-based providers of care. We are fortunate to have a leadership team with decades of experience in the community mental health environment. The challenges we faced at our community behavioral health clinic reflected the national psychiatric shortage including: Access to Care: The …

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Visit to Rikers Island

Director of Forensic Psychiatry, Dr. Keelin Garvey, joined June Binney and several other correctional representatives from Massachusetts for a tour of Rikers Island’s mental health programs. Ms. Binney is the Director of Criminal Justice Diversion for NAMI Mass, and serves on the NYC Department of Correction’s Crisis Intervention Team Advisory Board. Dr. Garvey and the …

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Opioid crisis

One must-do fix for addressing the opioid epidemic

Fifty-six years ago, President John F. Kennedy challenged our country to land on the moon, which led to technological breakthroughs improving health, including the CAT scan and programmable pacemakers. Today, we should embrace new technologies to improve mental health and treat addiction with the same sense of urgency. In fact, the final recommendations of the …

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