Welcome!

News Feed Item

Telepsychiatry Improves Workplace Productivity and Profitability

Private, Online Therapy Platforms Like CloudVisit Telemedicine May Be the Answer to Lost Productivity From Workplace Mental Health Issues Like Depression

COLD SPRING, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 03/05/14 -- The widening gap between mental illness and mental health treatment is reported to cost U.S. businesses billions of dollars in lost productivity each year. While lofty national estimates rarely capture the attention of individual employers or large corporations, the reality is that untreated mental illness affects every business at every employee level. To ease the emotional and bottom line burden, many employers are turning to telemedicine and telepsychiatry programs.

Depression alone can rob individual employees of nearly a month's worth of absent or unproductive workdays. Worse, little more than half of employees who suffer from depression are actually in treatment. Platforms like CloudVisit Telemedicine are helping busy professionals overcome the barriers to mental health treatment by providing a safe, private way to connect with doctors and therapists through online video appointments.

In a Mental Health America survey more than 90 percent of employees admitted to negative job performance resulting from mental health and personal issues. And yet, statistically, Americans ought to fair well when it comes to mental illness. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that more than 80 percent of depressed adults improve with appropriate treatment.

"Lack of mental health treatment isn't always about access to care," points out Daniel Gilbert, president and CEO of CloudVisit Telemedicine. "Often it's acceptance of care, particularly among higher-level professionals. CloudVisit telepsychiatry sessions are a completely private and efficient way to receive consistent, stigma-free treatment."

In a study lead by Harvard Medical School, depressed employees across 16 large corporations participated in telephone psychotherapy in lieu of in-person therapy. Researchers found significantly improved moods and job performance among the participant group. The happier psychotherapy patients worked an average of 2.6 more hours per week, representing a value of about $1,800 per employee over the course of a year.

With CloudVisit telepsychiatry sessions, mental health treatment is just like any other closed-door meeting. Executives can schedule an online video appointment, see their doctor face-to-face, and mentally reboot to better manage workplace stresses, emotional strain, and the unique aspects of their mental health. The convenience of telepsychiatry helps also helps doctors by improving patient retention and compliance, as well as practice productivity.

The same Harvard Health Publications article features compiled data on absenteeism and "presenteeism" (lost productivity) in the workforce, and the limited number of professionals receiving adequate treatment for conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletters/Harvard_Mental_Health_Letter/2010/February/mental-health-problems-in-the-workplace.

"Telemedicine and telepsychiatry are great allies to business leaders," said Gilbert. "Whether delivered through company-sponsored telemedicine programs or private practices, CloudVisit can play an integral role in employee wellness, productivity, and retention."

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2535872

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

CloudVisit Telemedicine
Daniel Gilbert
CEO, President, and Founder
3182 Route 9, Suite 107A
Cold Spring, New York 10516
Phone: 888-503-3009
http://www.cloudvisittm.com/telepsychiatry-company-contact/

Google+: +Cloudvisittm113
https://plus.google.com/b/115840735003809004779/+Cloudvisittm113/posts

Facebook: facebook.com/CloudVisit
https://www.facebook.com/CloudVisit

Twitter: @CloudVisit
https://twitter.com/CloudVisit

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Data scientists must access high-performance computing resources across a wide-area network. To achieve cloud-based HPC visualization, researchers must transfer datasets and visualization results efficiently. HPC clusters now compute GPU-accelerated visualization in the cloud cluster. To efficiently display results remotely, a high-performance, low-latency protocol transfers the display from the cluster to a remote desktop. Further, tools to easily mount remote datasets and efficiently transfer...
Digital transformation is changing the face of business. The IDC predicts that enterprises will commit to a massive new scale of digital transformation, to stake out leadership positions in the "digital transformation economy." Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, Oct 31-Nov 2, will find fresh new content in a new track called Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation.
SYS-CON Events announced today that mruby Forum will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. mruby is the lightweight implementation of the Ruby language. We introduce mruby and the mruby IoT framework that enhances development productivity. For more information, visit http://forum.mruby.org/.
Though cloud is the future of enterprise computing, a smooth transition of legacy applications and systems is critical for seamless business operations. IT professionals are eager to start leveraging the cost, scale and other benefits of cloud, but with massive investments already in place in existing infrastructure and a number of compliance and resource hurdles, it can be challenging to move to a cloud-based infrastructure.
The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making r...
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, will discuss how given the magnitude of today's applicati...
Smart cities have the potential to change our lives at so many levels for citizens: less pollution, reduced parking obstacles, better health, education and more energy savings. Real-time data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) possess the power to turn this vision into a reality. However, most organizations today are building their data infrastructure to focus solely on addressing immediate business needs vs. a platform capable of quickly adapting emerging technologies to address future ...
Amazon is pursuing new markets and disrupting industries at an incredible pace. Almost every industry seems to be in its crosshairs. Companies and industries that once thought they were safe are now worried about being “Amazoned.”. The new watch word should be “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” In his session 21st Cloud Expo, Chris Kocher, a co-founder of Grey Heron, will address questions such as: What new areas is Amazon disrupting? How are they doing this? Where are they likely to go? What are th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that NetApp has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. NetApp provides a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with their partners, NetApp emp...
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SkyScale will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SkyScale is a world-class provider of cloud-based, ultra-fast multi-GPU hardware platforms for lease to customers desiring the fastest performance available as a service anywhere in the world. SkyScale builds, configures, and manages dedicated systems strategically located in maximum-security...
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, will go over the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, applicatio...
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. Thi...
Microsoft Azure Container Services can be used for container deployment in a variety of ways including support for Orchestrators like Kubernetes, Docker Swarm and Mesos. However, the abstraction for app development that support application self-healing, scaling and so on may not be at the right level. Helm and Draft makes this a lot easier. In this primarily demo-driven session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas, a Cloud Solutions Architect/Evangelist at Microsoft, wi...
Containers are rapidly finding their way into enterprise data centers, but change is difficult. How do enterprises transform their architecture with technologies like containers without losing the reliable components of their current solutions? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Tony Campbell, Director, Educational Services at CoreOS, will explore the challenges organizations are facing today as they move to containers and go over how Kubernetes applications can deploy with lega...