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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH MONITOR

March 1, 2006
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Software Recognition

InfoMC has announced that its eCura® Information System has received Microsoft's Partner Program ISV/Software Solutions Certification, recognizing “commitment, expertise, and superiority using Microsoft products and services.” The eCura software is a business portal for managed behavioral healthcare and employee assistance operations, incorporating clinical, administrative, provider, referral, and claims data into one information system. It has a flexible relational database architecture, modules designed with knowledge specific to the industry, and individual views of data for each user.

Electronic Filing Solution

Integrated Document Systems, Inc., brings historical and external chart information from the file room to the desktop computer. Paper Vision® Enterprise software integrates external records with existing health information systems, providing one-touch lookup capability to clinicians and staff. Document images are linked directly to the client record, which can be read, printed, and distributed as needed. This allows organizations to phase out of paper record storage and move toward a more comprehensive electronic health record (EHR). To assist in HIPAA compliance, the software provides usage and disclosure tracking, deidentification features, and document-level security.

Community Behavioral Healthcare Conference

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare's 36th Annual Training Conference is April 8-11 in Orlando. Speakers include Mary Jane England, MD, chair of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Crossing the Quality Chasm: Adaptation to Mental Health and Addictive Disorders. The conference will feature more than 60 interactive institutes and workshops encompassing clinical, operational, governance, and policy issues. For more information, visit www.nccbh.org.

Relapse Prevention for Seniors

SAMHSA has published a relapse-prevention manual for use by counselors and other treatment providers working in outpatient group treatment settings with older men and women who have substance use disorders. Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention for Older Adults: A Group Treatment Approach emphasizes cognitive-behavioral and self-management interventions (CB/SM). In addition to an assessment questionnaire, the manual includes an overview of the older adult treatment population, a thorough explanation of CB/SM, and detailed descriptions of group sessions. Also provided are quizzes to evaluate clients’ understanding and progress and photocopy-ready activity handouts.

This free manual can be ordered from SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information at (800) 729-6686; ask for order number BKD525.

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