NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RubiconMD, the leading eConsult platform providing access to specialist expertise, announced the launch of a new behavioral health offering that will empower primary care physicians to treat their patients’ physical and mental health. The premier add-on provides direct access to specialists through phone consultations, adds in-platform screening and diagnostic tools, and expands access to behavioral health specialties.
In the US, 1 in 5 adults experience some type of mental illness. For these patients, the average delay between symptom onset and treatment is 11 years. But there is a solution. RubiconMD’s new offering equips PCPs to address all of their patients’ needs as they’re discovered in the community setting.
“There’s a big impact from poorly managed conditions that we don’t see,” Gil Addo, RubiconMD Co-founder and CEO said. “We believe RubiconMD is uniquely positioned to deepen its commitment to primary care with the behavioral health offering.”
The eConsult enhancement includes access to a wider range of psychiatry subspecialties and an educational dashboard that puts screening and diagnostic tools at the PCP’s fingertips. It also allows clinicians to gain a deeper understanding of their patient’s condition management through phone consultations with trusted specialists.
“This product empowers clinicians to treat their patients’ mental and physical health all in the community setting,” Dave Chokshi, MD, Chair of RubiconMD’s Clinical Advisory Council said. “Meeting patients where they are includes the imperative to deliver the right care at the right time.”
During one RubiconMD user’s specialist phone call, the specialist spent 22 minutes talking with the PCP and followed-up with information via email. “It was really wonderful,” they said. “I would not have been able to get to a comfort level to treat this complex problem on my own without the option to discuss via phone.”
The behavioral health module is available now. To see it in action, schedule a demo today.
Launched in 2013, RubiconMD advances its mission to democratize medical expertise by connecting primary care clinicians to top specialists. Through its digital platform, RubiconMD enables the remote exchange of insights between clinicians that eliminates unnecessary referrals and services, reduces patient wait time and travel burdens, and allows primary care to practice at the top of their license. For more information, please visit www.rubiconmd.com.