Utila is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with the TeleMental Health Institute (TMHI) to build relationships and improve care delivery through innovative mobile solutions. By combining their innovative technology with professional training from TMHI, Utila is bringing the best of all worlds to providers who want to leverage the power of technology to expand their programs and assure best practices. By encouraging their treatment providers, telehealth companies, EMR companies, EAP companies, payer organizations and IVR companies to obtain professional training through TMHI, Utila is doing its part to curb the irresponsible practices by professionals who might not be aware of federal guidelines to use HIPAA-compliant technology for all health care across distance.
Joshua Goldberg, CEO at Utila, said, “We recognize TMHI as the world’s leader in risk management training for telemental health and have partnered because we want all of our providers to be aware of and compliant with legal, ethical and clinical requirements as they shift from their existing in-person work environment to a virtual office.”
Dr. Marlene Maheu, the founder of TMHI and a pioneer in the field of telemental health, said, ” Patient engagement tools are the key. More and more mainstream healthcare groups are recognizing the patient centered healthcare is the future.” Dr. Maheu also expressed her enthusiasm for Utila by noting that their service is interactive text messaging and a secure portal where patients can track symptoms, see progress, and access individualized content shared by their providers. She explained, “Utila offers behavioral tools for all organizations seeking to successfully engage with patients.”
Utila will be making TMHI professional training available to its providers at 10% off normal pricing.
The TeleMental Health Institute, Inc. is the world’s first online telemental health training, consulting and staffing institute, devoted exclusively to addressing the emerging opportunities and challenges of telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, online therapy, speech therapy and other behavioral specialties. TMHI offers convenient 24/7 internet access to 100% online courses for continuing education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) credit for these professionals with two types of Certificate Training Programs
. Topics covered by TMHI professional training risk management and best practices of behavioral telehealth (i.e., legal, ethical, practical or technical issues of video, telephone, email, or text-messaging; choosing apps and other technologies). In addition to professional training, TMHI provides consultation and staffing for:
- Medical groups seeking to expand into behavioral telehealth
- Community mental health centers, addiction treatment facilities, federally qualified behavioral centers, residential treatment facilities and specialty agencies looking to serve more patients
- Research projects needing telemental health program design, standardized protocols and clinical staff training
- Small group and independent practitioners looking to grow practices, reduce operational costs or re-locate to other states
- Technology companies searching for patient engagement, other behavioral interventions and viable partners
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