Patients with mental health concerns are increasingly relying on EDs for care. This is problematic because it not only leads to increased boarding, but also puts additional strain on ED resources and staff that are already stretched to capacity.
Virtual behavioral health care teams can also help support strained and overextended onsite staff in the ED and help curb clinician burnout, which costs the U.S. an estimated $4.6 billion annually.
For more than 23 years, Array Behavioral Care has partnered with hospitals and health systems across the country to design telepsychiatry solutions that use scarce resources wisely by ensuring quick, safe throughput and the proper use of available ED beds and resources.
The article titled 'The Emergency Department Boarding Crisis: Virtual Behavioral Health Solutions Can Ease the Gridlock' outlines how on-demand telepsychiatry can help reduce boarding and improve care for psychiatric and medical patients alike. Read the full article here.
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