Sovereign Health is gunning to expand the reach of its behavioral health services. CEO Tonmoy Sharma has revealed that negotiations have started for the company to begin serving patients in India via the online medical clinic platform Telehealth.
The expansion to India will be primarily a remote setup as there is no plan yet to construct physical treatments centers. Sovereign operates several facilities in five states across America, but according to Dr. Sharma, the entry to the Indian market is limited to online consultations.
Sovereign maintains offices in the South Asian country, but the company clarifies that these are non-clinical purposes. Dr. Sharma provided no details on the company’s plan to open treatment centers in India eventually, and it’s unclear if that is part of Sovereign’s long-term vision for expansion.
Leveraging The Power Of The Internet
The operation blueprint for India mainly involves the use of Telehealth’s platform. Sovereign likewise indicated that new technologies would be deployed like NeuroCog and Compass, which will be utilized to monitor patient’s progress.
Indian patients will use Telehealth for their online counseling therapy, and Sovereign said the service could be accessed through personal computers and mobile devices. Patients can connect with a clinician through a one-on-one videoconferencing that the care provider said is safe and secured.
And Dr. Sharma assured that patients’ privacy would be protected. He added that numerous research works have proven that the treatment approach is quite effective. Recent studies indicated that online counseling helped patients as intended, and the success rate is at par with face-to-face counseling sessions.
“People are understanding the value of telehealth in behavioral health treatment, both for caring for new patients and helping people to stay on track after discharge,” said the Sovereign chief.
Sovereign said the new service would be implemented in collaboration with specific partners such as advocacy groups that support evidence-based treatment of drug addiction and behavioral illnesses. The company is also set to work with law enforcement agencies.
The introduction of the online treatment service is seen to address the increasing need for behavioral health support and addiction in India. The company is projecting to serve patients with ages ranging between 13 and 17, although patients 18 and above are expected to use the service as well.
Sovereign Health’s Global Reach
The initiative will see Sovereign Health extending its reach beyond the United States, where the company has behavioral treatment facilities that operate in five states across America. Strict state regulations cleared these facilities to handle patients, and they benefit from Dr. Sharma’s expertise that was widely acknowledged in the United States, Europe, and Southeast Asia.
Dr. Sharma has been consistently saying that in Sovereign Health, he and his team of experts are relentless in the pursuit of unlocking the mysteries that shroud the human brain. They expect to answer many more questions about the mind and produce innovations, which should mean better treatment processes in the years to come.