OSF HealthCare is a large regional health system comprised of 13 hospitals and just over 100 primary care, specialty, and urgent care clinics. Included within these locations are three critical access hospitals, three Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and many other sites serving rural and semi-rural areas in Illinois and Michigan. Our recent webinar highlights Array (formerly InSight + Regroup) partnership with OSF and how they've implemented integrated telepsychiatry services to improve access to behavioral health services.
Read on to download the webinar and see how Dr. Hossam Mahmoud and Luke Raymond, Director of Behavioral Health at OSF answered the questions asked during the live event.
The vast majority of OSF's service locations are located within behavioral health shortage areas, which creates significant barriers in accessing care, particularly psychiatric treatment, where many of its locations have zero psychiatric providers located within a reasonable distance from patients’ homes. Significant travel and costs associated with treatment create an environment wherein many primary care providers become the de facto psychiatric providers for their communities and are often faced with treating high acuity patients with complex medical and behavioral health problems. This often leads to patients experiencing rapid exacerbation of their symptoms that necessitate an emergency room visit and potential inpatient psychiatric admission.
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