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Osmind launches integrated virtual visits, expanding care options for in-demand mental health clinicians

Osmind | September 16, 2022 | Read time : 02:00 min

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Osmind, the public benefit corporation helping clinicians and researchers advance life-saving mental health treatment,  announced the launch of integrated Zoom Virtual Visits within its technology platform for mental health clinicians. Now clinicians can access both asynchronous and synchronous digital communication tools, all within the Osmind patient app. Virtual visits extend Osmind’s already integrated experience—between clinicians and patients—and generalist and specialist mental health clinicians, making it easier and safer to meet high patient demand.

The future of mental health care requires omnichannel care where telehealth plays a role in a larger continuum of treatments. As clinicians, we have a professional obligation to only use telehealth platforms that are HIPAA-compliant. Zoom offers a strong product with powerful user experience over alternatives. We are thrilled to partner to offer their industry-leading solution.”

Carlene MacMillan, MD and Vice President of Clinical Innovation at Osmind

Osmind’s platform today fosters a therapeutic alliance between researchers, psychiatrists, mental healthcare specialists, and the patients they serve. With this launch, Osmind is expanding treatment options for mental health clinicians treating those vulnerable: people with moderate-to-severe mental health conditions, including patients with treatment-resistant depression and anxiety who may not have the ability to leave their homes to commute, or are geographically restricted from in-person visits.

Clinicians and patients stay empowered through progress monitoring and journaling tools. This alliance is strengthened with virtual visits, allowing clinicians to create a virtual visit appointment, share that link with the patient, and launch the virtual visit directly from the Osmind app. With Osmind now a part of Zoom’s ISV Partner Program, clinicians can take advantage of Zoom’s secure, HIPAA-compliant video technology without needing to manage additional vendor overhead or requiring patients to install new technology on their phones or computers.

The demand for psychiatric care in the U.S. is only growing. In 2019, 47.7% of adults with a serious mental illness reported an unmet need for mental health services in the previous year, according to the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services.

“With the integration of Zoom technology and the Osmind EHR, we are together addressing a significant need in healthcare: clinics can now treat the most at-risk patients securely from where they’re most comfortable with a click of a button, revolutionizing access to care,” said Matt Cipolla, ISV Partner Account Manager, Zoom Video Communications. "We are proud to welcome Osmind into our ISV Partner Program to help transform the mental health landscape.”

Clinicians need flexibility in service delivery to meet demand and expand access. Patients save time and money from not needing to commute. Clinicians, patients, and caregivers are additionally frequently already familiar with Zoom, making it seamless for parties to log in to their session.

About Osmind
Osmind is a San Francisco–based public benefit corporation led by scientists, technologists, and psychiatrists to advance new evidence-generating medicine that helps people living with moderate to severe mental health conditions. 

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