AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Iris Telehealth, the leading provider of telepsychiatry services, has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Healthcare Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization's commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
Iris Telehealth underwent a rigorous, onsite review on October 1st-3rd, 2019. During the visit, a Joint Commission reviewer evaluated compliance with Behavioral Healthcare standards spanning several areas, including an environment of care, leadership, medication management, and IT security protocols. In her formal review and report, the Joint Commission surveyor remarked that Iris Telehealth demonstrated "superior dedication to conscientious and continuous improvement of patient care through data-driven practices and true passion for increasing access to quality care for the underserved."
The Joint Commission's standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help healthcare organizations measure, assess, and improve performance. The surveyor also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
"As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys healthcare organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible," says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. "We recommend Iris Telehealth for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care."
"Iris Telehealth is committed to providing outstanding, patient-centered care to our clinics and hospitals," said Dr. Tarik Shaheen, Founder and CEO, Iris Telehealth. "We have spent the past six years building a reputation of superior behavioral health services where our clinics view us more as a strategic partner. We are extremely proud of our recent accreditation and are excited to continue to raise our standards of service."
About The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission accredits and certifies over 22,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards. Our mission is to continuously improve healthcare for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. For more information, please visit jointcommission.org.
About Iris Telehealth
Iris Telehealth helps healthcare organizations consistently increase access to quality mental healthcare for their patients by providing the clinicians, staff support, and knowledge to build a sustainable telepsychiatry department. With our clinical grounding and emphasis on human relationships, we identify best-fit providers for each unique organization and ensure a long-term commitment to meeting our partner's needs, allowing them to provide the highest quality care to their patients and community. For more information, please visit iristelehealth.com.