innovaTel Telepsychiatry Becomes the First Company Exclusively Focused on Telepsychiatry to Earn CHQI Accreditation for Telemedicine

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innovaTel Telepsychiatry is proud to announce that it has earned ClearHealth Quality InstituteTM (CHQI) accreditation for telemedicine. CHQI is an independent health care accrediting body that offers the only telemedicine or telehealth accreditation program backed by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA).

ERIE, Pa., Sept. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- innovaTel Telepsychiatry is proud to announce that it has earned ClearHealth

Quality InstituteTM (CHQI) accreditation for telemedicine. CHQI is an independent health care accrediting body that offers the only telemedicine or telehealth accreditation program backed by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA).

By achieving this status, innovaTel Telepsychiatry demonstrates to consumers, the medical community, regulators and other stakeholders that its telemedicine policies, programs, and processes meet the clinical, legal, technology, and administrative standards set forth by CHQI to advance safety and quality.

"We are honored to achieve full accreditation from the ClearHealth Quality Institute. As a telemedicine provider that is owned and operated by clinicians, we are committed to the highest standard of care in partnership with community-based providers. This achievement reflects the dedication of our administrative clinical team and our clinical providers to maintain those standards every day with each patient. The ClearHealth Quality Institute team provided a level of guidance and oversight that ensured that quality care is achieved through a telepsychiatry partnership," said Jon Evans, CEO, Co-Founder, innovaTel Telepsychiatry.

Patrick J. Kennedy, former U.S. Representative (D-RI) and co-chair of innovaTel's Strategic Advisory Board echoes the excitement of this accreditation. "Telepsychiatry is a critical component of the system we need—one that treats mental illness and addiction on par with physical health. By expanding access to quality, standardized, and outcomes-driven care, innovaTel is helping to combat our nation's mental health crisis head on. This accreditation speaks volumes of their drive and dedication. I applaud the innovaTel team for walking the walk and leading by example. You are making a difference."

"As a CHQI accredited organization for telemedicine, innovaTel Telepsychiatry represents a new standard of quality in the delivery of telemedicine in our country," said Michael Gomes, CEO, CHQI. "innovaTel Telepsychiatry has taken the important steps necessary to promote access to safe, quality, and competent health care."

About innovaTel Telepsychiatry innovaTel Telepsychiatry is a clinically owned and operated telepsychiatry company that was founded in 2014 to address the shortage of psychiatric clinicians that our country is facing. innovaTel has a nationwide network of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and licensed clinical social workers and our focused mission is to enhance timely access to care, wherever it is needed. For more information, visit http://www.innovatel.com.

About ClearHealth Quality Institute™ (CHQI) ClearHealth Quality Institute's (CHQI) mission is to promote quality-based practices for providers, health plans, and other stakeholders across the United States and its territories. Our accreditation and certification programs help assess, track and report on trends to enhance key insurance and provider outcomes. CHQI also offers educational programs, publishes issue briefs and underwrites research to raise awareness of patient safety issues and promote best practices.

ClearHealth Quality Institute's (CHQI) mission is to promote quality-based practices for providers, health plans, and other stakeholders across the United States and its territories. Our accreditation and certification programs help assess, track and report on trends to enhance key insurance and provider outcomes. CHQI also offers educational programs, publishes issue briefs and underwrites research to raise awareness of patient safety issues and promote best practices.

The organization is governed by an independent board and committee system, which is open to a wide range of volunteer members to ensure transparency and accountability. CHQI provides resources to serve patients, providers, payers, government agencies, and other stakeholder groups. To learn more about CHQI, please contact us at (410) 756-1300, info@CHQI.com, or visit http://www.CHQI.com.

innovaTel Telepsychiatry Lauren Lashbrook, Director of Strategic Partnerships Lauren.Lashbrook@innovatel.com 866.492.7597

 

SOURCE innovaTel Telepsychiatry



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