Telepsychiatry for Inpatient Units

Inpatient UnitsDo you have psychiatry staffing shortages for your inpatient unit? You are not alone: many inpatient units find it difficult to recruit and retain reliable, high-quality psychiatrists. Shortages in psychiatry coverage can delay treatment and prolong lengths of stay.

Orbit Health Telepsychiatry solves this problem.

Here’s how it works:

Orbit Health provides telepsychiatrists at the patient’s bedside via high quality videoconferencing technology. To the patient, this is no different than having an onsite psychiatrist. The doctor reviews the medical record, meets with the patient, and submits the clinical documentation directly into your electronic medical record. Telepsychiatrists are able to write orders, as well as complete admission and discharge summaries. The psychiatrist can even meet with members of the treatment team via videoconferencing.

The technology we use has high-resolution audio and video. Very quickly, the patient is immersed in the appointment and forgets that he or she is talking with someone through the computer.

We can use your existing computers or devices to stream a connection over a web-based telepsychiatry platform. Alternatively, we can provide a portable device that is dedicated to telepsychiatry and is always on. The technologies we use are specifically designed for telehealth encounters and are HIPAA compliant. Clinical encounters are not recorded.

What are the advantages of Orbit Health Telepsychiatry?

  • Patient care during regular hours or after-hours
  • Weekend rounds
  • Admission and follow up evaluations
  • Psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy
  • Consultation with onsite staff and participation in treatment team meetings
  • Higher patient satisfaction
  • Better clinical outcomes
  • Lower 1:1 observation costs
  • Avoid cost of recruiting, hiring, managing and retaining onsite psychiatrists

Mental Health that Revolves Around You

The greatest strength of Orbit Health is that we tailor our services to meet the unique needs of your inpatient unit. We make sure that the videoconferencing interfaces look and feel right for your clinic, and that they are a good match with your existing infrastructure. We will provide ongoing technical support to make sure the connection is reliable.

We also give you options for telepsychiatry coverage. We are available to provide routine daily coverage of patients, weekend rounding, and on-call services. We also are available to consult with your onsite staff. If you have a different or unique coverage need, we’d like to know. We strive to find the solution that works best for your unit.

Orbit Health only hires team-oriented psychiatrists of the highest quality. Our goal is to advance the treatment goals through great interdisciplinary collaboration. We will work hard to make sure our psychiatrists are a good fit for your team. We won’t rest until you are 100% satisfied our telepsychiatry services.

Contact Orbit Health today to learn more!