On April 2nd, JSA Health Telepsychiatry began service for the Seton Healthcare Family. JSA Health is providing emergency telepsychiatry consultations after hours and weekends starting with Seton Brackenridge Hospital in downtown Austin, Texas. JSA Health was hired to help improve throughput of psychiatric patients, decrease the need for seclusion, restraint, and sitter for 1:1 observation, and improve psychiatric outcomes through early initiation of psychosocial and pharmacologic interventions. JSA Health Telepsychiatry will shorten the time to see a psychiatrist, and maximize interventions that allow patients to avoid psychiatric hospitalization with improved functioning in the community after discharge.
Seton Healthcare Family has installed a state of the art wireless network throughout the hospital allowing consults in 720p high definition through wireless. JSA Health and Seton will be closely monitoring outcomes at Brackenridge Hospital with an eye to expanding to all 11 Seton Healthcare Family Hospitals.
From the Seton Healthcare Family website:
The Seton Healthcare Family was recognized as the top-ranked health system in Texas by Modern Healthcare magazine and healthcare data consulting firm Verispan and among the year’s top 100 integrated healthcare systems in the nation for efficiency and performance.
A not-for-profit organization, the Seton Family is the leading provider of healthcare services in Central Texas, serving an 11-county population of 1.9 million. The organization operates:
- 5 major medical centers, including the region’s only Level I Trauma Centers for adult and pediatrics and dedicated children’s hospital.
- 2 community hospitals
- 3 rural hospitals
- An inpatient mental health hospital
- Several strategically located health facilities that provide rehabilitation and medical care for well patients
- 3 primary care clinics for the uninsured.
Seton recently entered into a historic partnership with the University of Texas System Board of Regents and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, one of the nation’s premier medical schools, to increase the amount of medical education and medical research conducted in Central Texas. The relationship is expected to significantly expand collaborative research efforts with UT Southwestern and the University of Texas at Austin.
As the region’s largest community service organization, Seton contributed more than $419 million to care for the poor and community benefit last year.
Seton is building for the future to continue providing Healthcare that Works, Healthcare that is Safe and Healthcare that Leaves No One Behind.
To learn more about the Seton Healthcare Family click here.