Wecounsel Announces the Evolution of Telehealth with Online Engagement Solutions, at Telehealth 2.0
Allowing behavioral health providers to engage the estimated 56% of Americans who are experiencing mental health challenges and have limited access to care.
Chattanooga, TN – Telehealth solutions and software leader, wecounsel introduces online engagement solutions, at American Telemedicine Association’s Telehealth 2.0, enabling behavioral healthcare providers to deliver online services to clients regardless of geographic location or mobility. These solutions offer tools to providers so they can service the national population, including some 96.5 million Americans who are living in areas with shortages of mental-health providers. Telehealth engagement solutions are designed to provide the same level of care while reducing the gap caused by the current shortage of behavioral health providers with approximately 1 provider for every 800 people in the US. Providers can now offer an easier, more convenient, and often more cost effective way to interact with their clients.
Online engagement solutions allow mental, behavioral and holistic healthcare practitioners, as well as the growing market of life coaches, the ability to service and support clients, anywhere, using any device. Both private and enterprise providers of behavioral health services can now offer personalized, online interactions designed to enhance client care and improve practice efficiencies. The first-of-its-kind engagement toolkit can be used to facilitate individual or group sessions. It gives clients experiencing mental and emotional challenges the flexibility they need for the care they desire, while improving practice efficiencies and reducing cancellation rates for practitioners.
According to IBIS World, the telehealth services sector is expected to grow at an annual rate of 36.3% through the year 2020. The industry is gaining significant traction as consumers seek unrestricted access to healthcare services and businesses strive to deliver cost-effective solutions to expanding populations. Wecounsel’s online engagement solutions serve both of these needs. While practice management and electronic medical record tools offer back-end solutions to improve business processes, engagement solutions are designed for enhancing client care and strengthening the relationship between the client and provider.
“Wecounsel is grateful for the opportunity to make behavioral health care available to everyone while supporting providers in growing their businesses,” says Harrison Tyner, CEO of wecounsel. “We believe engagement solutions are the next wave in telehealth because they focus on provider tools designed for client care. It’s the best win-win scenario we could envision.”
“This portal is the convenient setting that my patient population has been seeking…it has led to improvements in patient satisfaction and invigorates our patients’ sense of security within our established cloud-based landscape” says Gireesh Velugabanti, MD.
Wecounsel’s online engagement solutions are available to providers by subscription. Solutions are fully HIPAA-compliant and include online scheduling, secure email, instant messaging, live video conferencing, interactive whiteboarding, unlimited document sharing and storage, e-sign, electronic billing including super bills, online provider directory, client electronic journaling, and much more. Wecounsel also supports providers with industry leading business resources and partners with practice consultants for marketing and compliance information they can use alongside their engagement toolkit. Subscriptions start at $25 per month.
Wecounsel is the leading cloud-based Telehealth solution for behavioral health professionals, group practices and networks. Wecounsel enables behavioral health professionals to offer an optimal client experience. Utilizing modern engagement tools to attract, engage and retain clients, behavioral health professionals can connect from anywhere, while offering patients greater privacy, convenience, and flexibility. Providers can connect online with patients in secure, HIPAA-compliant video sessions or instant chat, and take advantage of built-in features such as scheduling, secure messaging, document sharing, email notifications, and billing. Wecounsel is remarkably easy to use, reliable, and affordable. Learn more at www.wecounsel.com.
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WECOUNSEL SECURES $3.5 MILLION SERIES A FUNDING
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Wecounsel Solutions, LLC, a Chattanooga-based telemedicine software company, is excited to announce the close of its Series A equity funding of $3.5 million. A group of healthcare and technology funds led by Longmeadow Capital Partners, Point Judith Capital and CVH Holdings (chaired by John Randazzo) are co-investing in the company to accelerate growth, continue to enhance the product offering and augment business development initiatives. Wecounsel’s core mission is to provide a cloud-based software solution that helps increase access to mental health care professionals through technology enabled connections between the provider and patient. The company’s technology facilitates virtual interactions and clinical workflow management between the health professional and the patient in a secure, HIPAA compliant, easy-to-use application.
Wecounsel’s Founder and CEO, Harrison Tyner said, “We are fortunate to have seen so much success in the marketplace and to have translated that into a major investment from multiple strategic partners with deep knowledge in the two areas propelling our growth: healthcare and technology. Our company lives at that intersection and we look forward to applying their expertise. Access to care providers is a major hurdle for patients and families seeking behavioral health support and Wecounsel is the leading application enabling the patient encounter via telehealth.”
The trio of investors was immediately impressed with the maturity of the product and the significant growth and brand name clientele that the Wecounsel team was able to realize with limited resources. Wecounsel has attracted industry-leading companies like InSight Telepsychiatry and R3 Continuum to adopt its telemedicine software solution.
Longmeadow Capital Partners, LLC commented, “We believe Wecounsel has developed the most innovative telehealth solution for the behavior health marketplace, combining ease of use, reliability and broad functionality at an attractive cost. This investment will provide the necessary resources for the company to greatly expand adoption of its solution by behavioral health professionals and service providers, at a time of explosive growth in the use of telehealth services. We are truly excited about the company’s future and look forward to working with a team of talented software professionals, experienced investors and passionate customers.”
David Martirano, Managing Partner from Point Judith Capital commented, “We recognize that the demand for behavioral health treatment is outpacing the supply of practitioners, leading to an acute shortage of mental health services. We continue to be impressed by Wecounsel’s technology and its ability to promote access to healthcare treatment by expanding the reach of providers to reduce this deficit. We have found that existing telehealth solutions are not tailored to the behavioral health market, which has hampered adoption to date. Wecounsel’s custom solution provides mental health professionals with the tools they need for convenient and effective client engagement. We are extremely excited to be backing Harrison and his team and are eager to support the company’s future growth.”
WeCounsel certainly has room to run as demand in the telehealth space heats up. “We see green pastures and an early adopter market waiting for its standard bearer. Wecounsel is poised to fill that role,” said Tyner.
Wecounsel is the leading cloud based, telemedicine platform dedicated to behavioral health professionals and businesses. The company offers a comprehensive cloud telemedicine suite comprising secure video, end-to-end practice management tools like scheduling, document sharing and billing, as well as numerous other capabilities and advanced workflow solutions designed for virtual patient engagement. Learn more at wecounsel.com.
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