Sage Growth Partners (SGP), a Baltimore-based healthcare research, strategy, and marketing firm, today announced that it has been engaged by Forefront Telecare. SGP will provide research and strategy services to advance and accelerate Forefront’s growth initiatives, bringing essential behavioral care to rural markets where there is a shortage of medical specialists.
Forefront Telecare is a national leader in behavioral telehealth with a commitment to bringing care to rural seniors and underserved markets across the country. Forefront links behavioral health specialists with patients through its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant telehealth platform, enabling people located anywhere in the U.S. to get the behavioral care they need. As part of the engagement, SGP will leverage its expertise in virtual care to identify areas of opportunity for Forefront.
“When our new executive team began to assess the significant growth opportunities for the business, we quickly thought of Sage,” said Rob Rebak, Forefront’s CEO. “I’ve worked with the Sage in the past, and I knew they would be a valuable partner for our work at Forefront. We trust their outside-in approach – Sage’s strategy team knows how to probe and listen carefully to the market to ensure we’re focused on the right clients and building offerings to fit authentic needs. We’re dedicated to our mission of bringing behavioral healthcare to people in parts of the country that need it, and Sage’s work is going to help us grow in the right markets and in the right communities, bringing these essential services to more people, faster.”
“We’re very excited to bring Forefront on as our fifth client in the virtual care space,” said Dan D’Orazio, SGP’s CEO. “This is a market that’s growing rapidly, and telepsychiatry for rural seniors is a very strong use case. There’s widespread need for it, one that is compounded by the shortage of psychiatrists. Forefront is doing phenomenal work bringing speed and access to hospital, skilled nursing, and community care in rural markets, and we’re delighted to be working with them to support this incredibly impactful work.”
Date: August 20, 2019
Source: Yahoo Finance