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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH MONITOR

October 1, 2006
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Addiction Treatment Conference

The 31st SECAD conference, addressing clinical and research issues in addiction treatment, is Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 in Atlanta. Registrants have the opportunity to attend one of two training sessions on Dec. 2: a course on buprenorphine and office-based treatment of opioid dependence, or a six-hour ethics training. CME credits are available. More information is available at http://www.naatp.org.

EAP Training

EAP Technology Systems, Inc. (TSI) has launched an advanced training institute for EAP, healthcare, HR, and business professionals on current topics, the latest trends, and the newest developments in the EAP field. The institute will offer a variety of learning formats, including audio conferences, webinars, and workshops. To learn more, visit http://www.eaptechnology.com/training.

System Interoperability

Netsmart Technologies, Inc., has acquired QS Technologies, Inc. QS Technologies delivers enterprise-wide public health solutions and vital records software. Netsmart public health customers will have the ability to interoperate with Netsmart behavioral health solutions to integrate programs with their mental health counterparts. For more information, visit http://www.ntst.com.

Business Intelligence Decision Support

UNI/CARE Systems, Inc., is integrating Cognos Business Intelligence solutions into UNI/CARE's Pro-Filerâ„¢ electronic health record system. The integrated products offer behavioral healthcare providers a real-time solution for exploring and analyzing large volumes of data with fast and predictable response times. Providers will be able to manage performance by receiving a detailed analysis of all business and healthcare information collected by the organization. For more information, visit http://www.unicaresys.com.

Residential Treatment

Timberline Knolls recently opened to offer residential treatment to young women ages 12 to 21 suffering from emotional problems, self-injury, substance abuse, and eating disorders. Timberline Knolls is situated on a heavily wooded, historic, 43-acre site about 30 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. For more information, visit http://www.timberlineknolls.com.

Workforce Conference

Workforce Development in the Addiction and Mental Health Industries is a conference to be held in Denver in the late winter/early spring. Instructors Terence T. Gorski, president of the CENAPS Corporation, and Frank Lisnow, director of CeDAR at the University of Colorado, will focus on two issues: providing senior addiction professionals with opportunities for career growth, mentoring, and enhanced professional self-respect, and creating a career path to attract the next generation of addiction professionals. For more information, contact Tresa Watson at tresa@cenaps.com or (352) 596-8000.

Revenue Maximization Module

Software vendor KaleidaCare has released a new module for the KaleidaCare Solutions System, the Revenue Maximization Module. The tool is designed to improve financial management. The Revenue Maximization Module with the Resource Scheduling Appointment Book is integrated into the Smart Service Management Pack to help ensure that services are efficiently and promptly processed for reimbursement. For more information, visit http://www.kaleidacare.com.

Alcohol/Drug Abuse Care

AdCare Hospital, a comprehensive provider of alcohol and drug abuse care, has grown to include fully licensed outpatient clinics in Boston, North Dartmouth, Quincy, West Springfield, and Worcester, Massachusetts, as well as in Warwick, Rhode Island. AdCare Hospital recently hired Jane M. Jolly as practice administrator of its Worcester Outpatient Clinic. For more information, visit http://www.adcare.com.

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