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Consider the market before expanding to new locations

Joanne Sammer

Consumer demand, available staffing and healthy reserves are key variables in deciding whether to open a new facility

New Seattle Children's behavioral health unit aims to add capacity

Megan Combs, Associate Editor

The behavioral health unit had been operating at 100 percent capacity for several years, and the decision was made to expand it as part of the remodel project

IOM wants more behavioral measures tracked in EHRs

Richard R. Rogoski

The new information would be used for problem identification, clinical diagnoses, treatment, outcomes assessment, and population health measurements, according to the Institute of Medicine.

Separate EHRs share data for mental health patients

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

In Florida, interoperable HL7 data follows mental health referral patients from Memorial Healthcare to Henderson Behavioral Health

5 things behavioral health pros need to know about Ebola

Ann Whitehead

Stop the fear and know the facts about what you need to do about Ebola as a behavioral health facility.

Coalition site outlines IT policy priorities

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Members want to see more behavioral health professionals become eligible for HITECH incentive payments

30th Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy: Celebrating Past Accomplishments and Building Our Own Future

November 22, 2014    
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Earlier this week, Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter reached another major milestone. On November 20 and 21, she hosted her 30th Annual Symposium on Mental Health Policy at the Carter Center. More than 200 guests from the national mental health and...

SUD treatment cost rises 22% in Canada

November 21, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Alcohol-related disorders accounted for more than half of the $237 million (US) price tag over a five-year period.

Coalition site outlines IT policy priorities

November 21, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Members want to see more behavioral health professionals become eligible for HITECH incentive payments

5 things behavioral health pros need to know about Ebola

November 20, 2014     Ann Whitehead
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Stop the fear and know the facts about what you need to do about Ebola as a behavioral health facility.

Integrated care for the private practice psychiatrist

November 20, 2014     Peter Roy-Byrne, MD
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The reorganization of healthcare is likely to address the reimbursement models, however, numerous other challenges remain, including the separation of...

Co-occurring depression and substance abuse linked to lower income

November 18, 2014     Julia Brown
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Treating the disorders separately can have a significant negative impact on a person’s ability to earn a livelihood.

Separate EHRs share data for mental health patients

November 18, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

In Florida, interoperable HL7 data follows mental health referral patients from Memorial Healthcare to Henderson Behavioral Health

IOM wants more behavioral measures tracked in EHRs

November 18, 2014     Richard R. Rogoski
news

The new information would be used for problem identification, clinical diagnoses, treatment, outcomes assessment, and population health measurements, according to the Institute of Medicine.

New Seattle Children's behavioral health unit aims to add capacity

November 18, 2014     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
article

The behavioral health unit had been operating at 100 percent capacity for several years, and the decision was made to expand it as part of the remodel project

Consider the market before expanding to new locations

November 17, 2014     Joanne Sammer
article

Consumer demand, available staffing and healthy reserves are key variables in deciding whether to open a new facility

Blogs

30th Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy: Celebrating Past Accomplishments and Building Our Own Future

November 22, 2014    

Earlier this week, Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter reached another major milestone. On November 20 and 21, she hosted her 30th Annual Symposium on Mental Health Policy at the Carter Center. More than 200 guests from the national mental health and substance use communities joined her...

The design of physical spaces can have a profound effect on human engagement

November 20, 2014     Kevin Turner

TV and jigsaw puzzles are an attempt to artificially create the visible attributes of engagement without creating real, meaningful connection.

Getting (and keeping) the money: Understanding the ICD-10 landscape

November 17, 2014     Lisette Wright

Behavioral health and substance use clinicians, administrators, quality, compliance and billing offices are not prepared for the ICD-10 transition, slated by CMS to go into effect October 1, 2015.

Bringing care, community, and concern to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities

November 10, 2014     Ron Manderscheid

We are just discovering today that about one third to one half of those with I/DD also suffer from mental illness co-morbidities, such as depression. And we are learning that the prevalence of chronic physical co-morbidities, such as heart disease and diabetes, is very high in this population....