KY3: Burrell Behavioral Health cuts wait times using telehealth

Burrell Behavioral Health cuts wait times using telehealth

Experts at Burrell said it was no secret that access to mental health care was lacking, not just across the Ozarks, but also across the nation. That’s why the staff adopted the idea that access was just a concept, not a set time and place. Doctor Adam Andreassen explained there are too many variables that can get in people’s way of coming in for an appointment, like transportation, gas money, and work schedules.

Doctor Andreassen talked about how the skype-like service has helped cut down wait times, saying people actually prefer the screen barrier. “One of the reasons I think people might prefer on-screen to in person is that it can feel very threatening to talk to a therapist, to talk to a psychiatrist,” he began. “Some individuals, that’s what keeps them from coming in, is just the fear of the inter-personal encounter.”

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KCSourceLink: Startup Funding Opportunity for Missouri Entrepreneurs

Check Out This Startup Funding Opportunity for Missouri Entrepreneurs

Calling all tech entrepreneurs and startups: You don’t want to miss this funding opportunity.

Missouri Technology Corporation is accepting applications for Missouri TechLaunch and the Seed Capital Co-Investment Program.

But you’ll have to act fast. The deadline to submit proposals for consideration is Nov. 5, 2018. So sharpen those ideas and get to writing your proposals.

Chosen applicants could receive up to $100,000 in funding

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