FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2016
Contact: Heather Laude, Communications Director MedOptions
Telephone: (800) 370 -3651 ext. 1112
MEDOPTIONS SELECTS WECOUNSEL TO BE PRIMARY PROVIDER OF TELEHEALTH SOFTWARE FOR MEDOPTIONS CONNECTTM
OLD LYME, CONN. – (PR Newswire) – MedOptions, the nation’s largest outsourced provider of behavioral health services to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, has selected WeCounsel Solutions, LLC (www.wecounsel.com) as the primary provider of software for its telehealth division, MedOptions ConnectTM.
MedOptions ConnectTM telehealth services deliver access to critical behavioral health and eldery mental health services to patients and facilities in rural areas where clinicians with the specialized training required to appropriately provide assessment and treatment aren’t usually available. Through WeCounsel’s easy-to-use and HIPAA compliant software platform, the MedOptions team of clinicians can securely see and communicate wth patients virtually anywhere without the need for patient transport.
“Telehealth technology is leading the way to put patients first,” Randy DioGuardi, Director of Telehealth for MedOptions said. “We are bringing world-class behavioral healthcare to rural and underserved areas of the nation, and this partnership with WeCounsel helps us improve efficiencies related to providing these critical services which will improve accessibility for patients everywhere. Our approach utilizing WeCounsel also decreases costs for our LTC partners.”
As a result of MedOptions’ industry-leading approach to telehealth, the company’s unique clinical and telehealth facilitator model is quickly gaining notoriety among skilled nursing and long-term care facilities.
MedOptions selected WeCounsel as its telehealth software provider after a beta rollout with its Western Massachusetts telehealth clinicians. WeCounsel’s software will now be utilized by all MedOptions clinicians providing services through MedOptions ConnectTM.
MedOptions (www.medoptionsinc.com) partners with skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to provide behavioral health services through the use of memory care evaluations, medication management and behavioral interventions. With multidisciplinary teams comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, nursepractitioners and licensed clinical social workers, MedOptions clinicians are experienced in dementia and Alzheimer’s care, long-term behavioral healthcare in elderly populations and memory care services. MedOptions recently launched MedOptions ConnectTM, a telemedicine solution which now facilitates greater access to mental health care for patients and residents located in rural areas throughout the United States. MedOptions provides services in more than 900 facilities in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware and the District of Columbia. MedOptions recently announced the acquisition of Vericare based in San Diego, CA. MedOptions is backed by an investor group led by Summit Partners and Point Judith Capital.