Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

PsychWeb online mental health service: Business plan
by Jain, Swati, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 62; 10124519
Abstract (Summary)

Over the past several years, mental healthcare system in United States has evolved tremendously, however majority of people are still struggling with various forms of mental illness and find it difficult to get appropriate treatment at the right time due to barriers like lack of providers, poor access, high cost and, social stigma. This business plan proposes an online mental health service company PsychWeb, offering telemental health services, with the aim of improving access to mental healthcare in the comfort of one’s own living environment.

Chapter 1 of this business plan is about complete market analysis for the online mental health industry along with the business overview for PsychWeb and its services. It also sheds light on business target population, competitors, growth strategies and proposed future milestones. Chapter 2 shows an in depth feasibility analysis using SWOT that ensures business viability and success. In chapter 3, we have discussed the legal and regulatory issues, along with company formation, and laws around provider and patient use of PsychWeb services laying stress on HIPAA and provider licensure requirements at the state and federal level. Lastly, chapter 4 explains the financial analysis conducted to ensure the business profitability. It gives a detailed breakdown of monthly and yearly expenditures, revenues generated and profit margin projections. All financial statements generated in the process are provided in the appendix of this business plan.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace L.
Commitee: Gotz, Cindy, Qi, Yanling
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Business administration, Mental health, Health care management
Keywords: Business plan, Mental health, Online mental health, Telemental health, Telepsychiatry, Video conferencing
Publication Number: 10124519
ISBN: 9781339826257
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