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1-800-Therapist Announces New Executive Team and Tele-Therapy Offering

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 General News J E 4
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AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 27 1-800-Therapist today announced its new leadership team and the expansion of its industry leading tele-Therapy solution suite. Effective today, Donald W. Hackett, Chairman and Louis Scalpati, President & Chief Technologist, have joined the company. Hackett and Scalpati are focused on expanding the 1-800-Therapist provider network and launching tele-Therapy and medication tele-Adherence counseling services.

Since 1979, 1-800-Therapist has focused on enhancing the patient-behavioral health provider relationship. "We believe 1-800-Therapist possesses strong competitive advantages in these four areas: consumer brand awareness, content publishing, leveraging telephony/Internet technologies and deploying a scalable business model that integrates multiple, synergistic revenue streams," said Donald Hackett, Chairman. "Our goal is to deliver a superior consumer user experience; available on the telephone, over the web, and on any mobile device."

"As the eHealth industry enters it's 3.0 phase, 1-800-Therapist has the unique opportunity to leverage its proven telephony service to launch innovative tele-Therapy and tele-Adherence solutions, enabling secure communication between patients and their behavioral health provider. We look forward to expanding our network membership program for behavioral health providers throughout America," said Hackett, who previously worked with eHealth companies such as Physician Computer Network, drkoop.com, 1-800-Doctors and Revolution Health.

About 1-800-Therapist, Inc.

1-800-Therapist, Inc. is committed to enhancing the patient - behavioral health provider relationship and reducing the overall cost of delivering health services. The company offers Direct Response marketing, tele-Therapy and tele-Adherence services. For additional information, please visit www.1800Therapist.com.

-- Brand Awareness: Since 1994, 1-800-Therapist has become a trusted brand by both patients and behavioral health providers. Affinity 800 numbers realize over 50% consumer recall, lowering the expense of building a nationwide brand. -- Telephony Technologies: The telephony Direct Marketing service delivers tele-Therapy sessions and medication tele-Adherence programs over a secure web and mobile communication platform. -- Content publishing: 1-800-Therapist will soon publish interactive personal assessment tools, relevant mental health content, user-generated ratings and quality reports on its web site, and syndicated across various Internet media properties. -- Tele-Therapy Business Model: With the introduction of insurance CPT codes in 2004, behavioral health providers are now compensated for their out-of-office patient interactions. Moreover, mental health services are now on parity with physical health insurance services. 1-800-Therapist's tele-Therapy solution suite will facilitate interactive scheduling, medication therapy management (MTM) and streamline the reimbursement process.

SOURCE 1-800-Therapist
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