Virtual Behavioral Health for Emergency Departments
Professional psychiatric coverage for behavioral health consultations with rapid response times.
Forefront Telecare provides virtual behavioral health for emergency departments with 24/7/365 professional psychiatric coverage for consultations. Forefront guarantees rapid response times, helping to quickly move psychiatric patients to the next/appropriate care setting preventing unnecessary boarding. Forefront works within your EMR to document and deploy behavioral health services in close collaboration with your care teams. We expand behavioral health access to meet your emergency departments growing mental health needs with efficient, high-quality care delivery.
How It Works
Identify Patient Need
Patient identified for need of behavioral health consultation by emergency department medical team.
Request Rapid Response BH Consult
Hospital staff requests consultation with Forefront clinician using Forefront web portal available 24/7/365. Forefront clinician receives booking notification, logs into Hospital EMR and reviews chart, then joins the telehealth session - guaranteed response within 2 hours.
Hospital RN brings telepsych cart to the patient. Forefront PMHNP conducts virtual behavioral health consultation with the patient, reviews diagnoses, and evaluates appropriateness of medication regiment.
Forefront PMHNP documents patient disposition in your EMR system including any medication recommendations and conducts peer-to-peer with requesting MD. Forefront clinician codes and signs-off on case. By integrating our clinician into your EMR and workflows, Forefront operates as a true extension of your care team.
Follow-up or Discharge
Forefront clinician will perform any follow-ups as needed and input admission orders directly into EMR if inpatient placement is required.
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We have been working with Forefront at our geriatric psych units in AR and OK and the thing that sets Forefront apart as a great partner is that whenever there are issues that arise from clinical to personalities, I know that I have someone at all levels of the organization who will respond quickly to get a problem resolved with a positive attitude to get everything back on track. Excellent partner for our business.
Signet Health Corporation & Diamond Healthcare