The award recognizes the company’s commitment to providing quality telepsychiatric services
Austin, Texas, December 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Iris telemedicine, a leading provider of telepsychiatric services to healthcare systems and community health centers across the United States, today announced that it has been recertified with the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care. This accreditation reflects the company’s commitment to providing safe, quality care to individuals who receive mental health services. After initial accreditation in 2019, Iris Telehealth is the only telepsychiatry company to have received recertification.
“For the past nine years, our goal has been to provide high quality virtual behavioral health services to help healthcare organizations increase access to lifesaving care and improve their patient outcomes,” said Dr. Tom Milam, Chief Medical Officer for Iris Telehealth. “This achievement is a testament not only to the hard work and dedication of our team, but also to our commitment to upholding the high standards that are the hallmark of the company and have helped fuel our rapid growth.”
As a Joint Commission-accredited psychiatric medical group, Iris Telehealth holds its providers to the same, if not higher, standards of patient care as its partner healthcare organizations. These principles are at the forefront of how Iris Telehealth operates its medical group, including its standards for provider selection, patient care, compliance and regulatory oversight.
To receive this award, Iris Telehealth underwent an intensive review that looked at its adherence to stringent Joint Commission performance standards relating to, among other things, its leadership, clinical services, care environment and human resources management.
The Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with healthcare providers, measurement professionals and patients. The standards are based on scientific literature and expert consensus and help healthcare organizations to measure, evaluate and improve performance. Organizations seeking accreditation from the Joint Commission undergo an on-site review every three years.
About Iris telemedicine
Iris Telehealth helps healthcare organizations continuously improve access to quality mental health care for their patients by providing clinicians, staff support and knowledge to build a sustainable telepsychiatry department. With a clinical basis and an emphasis on human relationships, Iris Telehealth identifies the most appropriate providers for each unique organization and ensures a long-term commitment to meeting the needs of their partners so they can provide the highest quality care to their patients and community. For more information, please visit iristelehealth.com.
Amendola Communications on behalf of Iris Telehealth
SOURCE Iris Telemedicine