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VTConnect is the premier HIPPA and HITECH Act compliant tele-health solution to securely connect healthcare providers with clients anywhere, anytime, with any device. VTConnect offers two turn-key solutions for virtual treatment, with both solutions utilizing the proprietery VTConnect App for distance treatment sessions. For private practitioners in the mental health field, VTConnect offers a full service online virtual treatment solution at www.VirtualTherapyConnect.com. With this solution, practitioners are provided with their own virtual online office. They also gain access to all the essential tools and features needed to successfully provide virtual treatment and grow their virtual practice! For healthcare practices and organizations of all sizes, VTConnect also offers a turn-key tele-health enterprise solution at www.VTConnect.net. With this solution, organizations of any size can easily deploy a tele-health platform for their clients that is secure, simple, and affordable. This solution also includes a comprehensive portal for effectively managing clients and virtual discussions. VTConnect is owned and operated by Virtual Therapy Center, LLC, an industry leader since 2010 delivering innovative, secure technology solutions to healthcare providers of all sizes - individuals, small groups, and large enterprises. With innovative solutions and unparalleled customer support, our customers are able to easily adopt and integrate technology to expand how they deliver services, who they reach, and provide the highest standard in quality care possible!
Mission: To provide innovative, secure technology solutions to healthcare providers of all sizes - individuals, small groups, and large enterprises - with unparalleled customer support so they can easily adopt and integrate technology to expand how they deliver services, who they reach, and provide the highest standard in quality care possible!
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Practitioners that offer telehealth services generally agree that it is crucial that they choose technology, like VTConnect, that is HIPAA compliant. There is a peace of mind that comes from knowing that when the technology provider signs a Business Associates Agreement, the liability for HIPAA comp...
Telehealth continues to be a strong healthcare trend with significant growth!
A recent survey of more than 1,000 leaders in healthcare, conducted by Definitive Healthcare, reported that telehealth was the #3 voted top trend in healthcare for 2019 (#1: consolidation; #2: consumerism). Telehealth continues to make headlines, as coverage expands, and major retailers are getting....
Great opportunity for teleheatlh to meet the healthcare demands of Baby Boomers!
There is a tsunami coming – a “Silver Tsunami” – with more than 75 million Baby Boomers becoming eligible for Medicare coverage (Milliard, 2019). Given that the federal healthcare system is already stretched thin, it is thought that telehealth and remote patient monitoring capabilities will ...
Studies are now showing that online therapy can be as effective as face-to-face therapy!
In many scenarios, online therapy is just as effective as talking to a therapist in person. For instance, research has shown that online cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders is just as effective as the same modality delivered in person.i Veterans being treated for PTSD had the same leve...
Telehealth could assist in the opiod crisis!
A recent study published in Health Affairs found that telehealth use in the treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs) is far outpaced by telehealth addressing other mental health concerns. Although telehealth treatment for both SUDs and mental health disorders has grown rapidly from 2010 and 2017,...
Recent CMS study shows increased utilization of teleheatlh and future opportunities for continued growth of this delivery method!
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released their report to Congress, Information on Medicare Telehealth, and the future is bright for telehealth. CMS continues to expand waivers that increase access to telehealth services among certain provider groups, including an expans...
Good news for telehealth providers!
Changes to Telehealth Reimbursements for Medicare Advantage Insurers Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) proposed that Medicare Advantage insurers be reimbursed for additional telehealth services, beginning in plan year 2010. The proposed change would allow insurers to be....
Good news that will further support the expansion of telehealth to reach vulnerable patients.
Telehealth is an important way to deliver healthcare to some of our most vulnerable patients, but sometimes the patients who need telehealth lack the ability to utilize it. In August of 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a proposal to establish the “Connected Care Pilot Pro...
Telehealth is being utilized successfully for more than just psychotherapy. Check out this blog article which highlights one study that found telehealth to be an effective modality for delivering a training program for parents of young children with autism.
Telehealth has many potential applications in the field of mental health, outside of directly connecting clients and therapists for the purpose of psychotherapy. In a study by Bears and colleagues (2018), researchers used telehealth to provide training for parents who had children with autism betwee...
Recent studies show telehealth to be beneficial and welcomed by older adults.
Can telehealth reduce social isolation among older adults? According to a recent study, published last month in Health & Social Care in the Community, telehealth may very well be critical to addressing the needs of older adults. In this study, Annie Banbury and colleagues (2018), conducted weekl...
This is great news for telehealth providers!
On May 11, 2018, the VA published a final rule, allowing VA care providers to see patients via telehealth, no matter where the patient or doctor are located. This is a significant step forward in eliminating barriers to telehealth services for veterans. Telehealth services are sometimes limited by p...
Good news for teleheatlh - increased reimbursement for services in 2018!
Early last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their final 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, which will go into effect on J
Progress continues to be made in broadening the application of telehealth and expanding reimbursement for telehealth services!!
This month the Center for Connected Health Policy released their report, State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies: A Comprehensive Scan of the 50 States
The Veterans Affairs Department is looking to allow providers to deliver telehealth services across state lines!
On September 29, 2017, the Veterans Affairs Department announced the proposal of a new rule that will expand telehealth services to veterans. The ‘Anywhere to A
VTConnect is committed to being part of the process that helps to heal the victims of the recent hurricanes! To do so, VTConnect is offering 3 months FREE use of its HIPAA compliant, easy-to-use, cross-platform telehealth technology to any practitioner who is able to expand their reach into the hurricane affected areas. We know that many victims are in need of support, and VTConnect believes that providing free access to secure teleheatlh technology will encourage more healthcare providers to provide services and in turn increase the number of victims receiving the support they need!
Millions of Americans have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma over the past few weeks. Many have faced evacuations, flooding, destruction, and even the
Our thoughts are truly with ALL those affected by Hurricane Harvey! So good to hear though that HHS is providing shelter and medical care on-site!
Thousands of Texans sheltering at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston will have medical care on-site through a 250-bed Federal Medical Station established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) at the request of the State Department of Health.
Trump’s announcement this week to declare a national emergency on opioid abuse may prove to reduce regulatory restrictions for telehealth.
Trump’s announcement this week to declare a national emergency on opioid abuse may prove to reduce regulatory restrictions for telehealth. Once a national emerg
Patients want more convenient communication – they will leave if they don’t get it!
A study released last week by Solutionreach found that once patients leave the doctor’s office, they are feeling less connected than ever before. Modern expecta
The Pathway to Practicing Telehealth Across State Lines
In order for healthcare providers to legally provide telehealth services across the entire United States, laws and licensure requirements must catch up to the t
Huge progress for telehealth - licensing compact goes live allowing members of certain states to practice telehealth across state lines. Check out the full article to see if your state is part of the compact!
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact goes live, giving doctors a better path to telehealth licensing
Telehealth Predicted to Transform Healthcare Delivery
According to a recently published article in The Huffington Post, How Telehealth Platforms Will Reshape U.S. Healthcare Delivery, as telehealth continues to evo
Live today at 2PM EST you can participate in this 1-hour online course that will cover the 12 risk management considerations with text messaging and behavioral health practice to keep you out of hot water. If you miss the live version, the fully recorded will be available 24/7 for the next six months. Don't miss this great information!
Attend this 1-hour online course to learn about risk management when using text messaging for behavioral health practice.
The American Telemedicine Association today released an update to two critical state policy reports which identified gaps in coverage and reimbursement, and physician practice standards and licensure. The reports, which capture the policy landscape of each state and Washington, DC, include research methodology and state-specific grades based on a series of indicators for each report. Read the full article below!
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On Feb. 15th at 1 p.m. CT, our partner TherapySites is hosting a FREE educational webinar titled "5 Things You Should NOT Do On Your Website." In this 30 minute webinar, learn the common mistakes practice owners make with their websites and learn ways to make it effective to have a successful online presence. Don't miss out - register today!!
Did you know that Google now processes over 60,000 search queries every second on average, which translates to over 5.5 billion searches per day and 2 trillion searches per year worldwide? Gone are the days of turning to the phone book to find what they need. Today, the Internet is where people are…
Coaching: Is it Illegal / Unethical to Practice Over State Lines?. Join me at the @telementalhealthinstitute for this 1-hour webinar.
Learn what you need to know about legal and ethical practice for licensed professionals and coaches to have a worry-free, online practice.
Learn how to successfully secure telehealth grants. Dont miss this great webinar presented by our partners at TeleMental Health Institute and now available on demand! Enter VTConnect at checkout and get 10% off of training and programs.
Carefully detailed review of how to get telehealth grants is now available online at the American Telemedicine Association website.
Curious about what social media can do for your practice, but unsure where to start? TherapySites put together a simple Social Media 101 guide for Facebook and Twitter. Check it out!
Learn more about utilizing Facebook and Twitter for your business.
Risk Management Webinar: How an Oklahoma Psychiatrist was Disciplined for Using Skype. Learn more at this 1-hour webinar, hosted by Dr. Marlene Maheu at @TeleMentalHealthInstitute. http://www.telehealth.org/193-83-4-166.html
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The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports on the current status of telemedicine. Despite the challenges cited, the agency does see a significant upside potential. The departmens of Labor and Treasury and HHS both "look to digital health as the future of healthcare innovation." Good news for VTConnect!!
In response to a request from Congress, the US Department of Health and Human Services released its report on the agency’s current telehealth efforts.
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At TherapySites, we are passionate about the Therapist community and connecting you to your patients. We know what you need to have a successful therapist website, and how to build an online presence that is a profitable investment for your practice. We bundle all the necessary features and services...
Simple and consise points to consider before introducing technology into your practice!
Use technology systems/products that are secure and will work best with your existing equipment. Make sure your clients have access to the necessary technology
Private practices, payers, and health IT vendors partner together for CMS's innovative CPC+ Program!!
CMS just announced the innovative Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Program. This new five year program offers a unique way for primary care practices, payers, an
Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health Services
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) published practice guidelines for video-based online mental health services in May 2013. The ATA guidelines continue
Check our out the VIDEO DEMO for the VTConnect Enterprise Solution!
President Obama Announces ConnectALL Initiative to provide Broadband & Access to Technology for...
“The Administration has submitted its recommendation that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reform a $1.5 billion per year Reagan-era phone subsidy pr
Ever wonder how new ideas and projects get born? Here is the story behind VTConnect!
In 2010 Dr. Martha Ireland decided to relocate her established private psychotherapy practice of more than 20 years to another state in order to be closer to he
How to Select a Virtual Platform for Your Mental Health Practice
Just as customers drive demand for goods in the marketplace, clients drive the demand for services when it comes to mental health treatment options. One service
Check out this great Podcast - Dr. Ireland discusses the ups and downs of creating a private practice, as well as an online counseling website.
Martha Ireland, PhD, RN, CS, CEDS, DCC is a Psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor, and a Distance Credentialed Counselor with over 25 years of experience working with the eating disorder community. She successfully owned and operated…
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