The Company’s patient education solutions are available to all behavioral health providers at no cost. We believe Prescribe will increase efficiency, improve patient outcomes and empower providers to reduce overall care delivery costs by 5%.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 25, 2012
1-800-Therapist, Inc. announces today the launch of 1-800-Therapist Prescribe™, a multi-channel solutions suite created to engage patients with educational text and video content, when and where it is most impactful. 1-800-Therapist Prescribe enables behavioral health providers to ‘prescribe’ world-class educational experiences across social media, mobile and digital properties.
“1-800-Therapist is disrupting the traditional content licensing model,” said Donald Hackett, CEO of 1-800-Therapist, Inc. “The Company’s patient education solutions are available to all behavioral health providers at no cost. We believe Prescribe will increase efficiency, improve patient outcomes and empower providers to reduce overall care delivery costs by 5%.”
An estimated 23% of American adults – about 44 million people—suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, only 12% of US patients understand and use health information efficiently, costing the US health care system an estimated $73 billion each year.
“Integrating actionable patient education within the care delivery workflow enables more effective patient-provider communication,” said Hackett. “1-800-Therapist Prescribe distributes original, doctor-reviewed behavioral health news and video content published at an 8th grade comprehension level with a positive voice and patient-friendly tone.”
The solutions deliver a consistent education experience across all touch points, reaching patients with relevant, up-to-date information in the right form, at the right time. 1-800-Therapist Prescribe is available in the provider’s office as printed handouts, on the provider’s website and social media channels, in eNewsletters, and on mobile devices. Additionally, Prescribe’s codified content can be digitally distributed to patients from EMR or eRx systems after an appointment.
“Activation of 1-800-Therapist Prescribe is quick, easy and there is no content licensing fee. Providers simply select the content they would like to distribute from a wide range of behavioral health conditions, and then choose a content delivery package,” said Russell Ricci, Chief Medical Officer.
Behavioral health providers can activate today online at 1-800-therapist.com or contact info(at)1800Therapist(dot)com for more information.
Since 1994, 1-800-Therapist has connected over one million prospective patients with behavioral health providers. 1-800-Therapist enables patients to easily find and speak with board-certified psychiatrists, psychologists and behavioral health therapists in their area. 1-800-Therapist is a member-only network that connects behavioral health care professionals with prospective patients ready to begin treatment, empowering providers to effectively convert phone calls into new patients. 1-800-Therapist, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Patient Conversation Media, Inc.
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